A map of the study

New study ranks Lake County as “unhealthiest” but with a bright future

A new report reveals how counties across America stack up when it comes to health. The news is not good for Cook County’s neighbor to the west.


Vicki's cashmere kids

Magnetic North Feb. 18: Tween time up north

Welcome back to Magnetic North. It’s the “tween” season, a funky time in the north country. A time to test one’s mettle.


Shae Kosmalski

County Highway Engineer resigns

Cook County Highway Engineer Sharon “Shae” Kosmalski has resigned her position effective no later than Sept. 30 of this year. The resignation became effective Feb.


The Old Ones........The Pines

Stephan Hoglund

Stephan Hoglund is a photographer and jewelry maker based in Grand Marais, MN. He submits photos to WTIP of the North Shore, its people, and happenings on a regular basis.


Forest Blue...George Washington Pines

Wildersmith Feb. 17

The upper Trail got a refresher snow on Valentine’s Day, and it couldn’t have come at a more romantic time.  The north woods ambiance was at its best with both love in the air and


Bag Balm

West End News Feb. 17

The West End community has lost another of our shining lights. Virginia Tofte died on Feb. 8, just two days short of her 93rd birthday.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill to face kidney transplant surgery

Rep. David Dill, the District 6A DFLer who represents Cook County, among others, is getting ready for a kidney transplant.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Governor proposes large cuts in local government aid

Gov. Tim Pawlenty released plans Monday to close a $1.2 billion state budget deficit, relying on hoped-for federal funding and further cuts to healthcare and welfare programs.


AMPERS Independent Public Radio Network

WTIP Spotlight on state-wide content share with fellow community radio stations

WTIP has started sharing on-air content with the AMPERS network.  Listen to WTIP’s Melanie Steele talk with Deb Benedict and Roger Linehan about this new collaboration.


Moose

Collared moose in county needed to be recaptured

Helicopter crews had to recapture eight moose last week on the Grand Portage Reservation because their satellite collars weren’t transmitting data properly.


A marten takes a peek over the snow

The winter world beneath our feet

While most of us are skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing on top of the snow, there’s a whole world of activity under our feet. This is the subnivean environment.


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House committee introduces broadband bill

Last week the House Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill that sets goals from the final report of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.  Th


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

EDA struggles with finances; board considers director layoff

At the monthly meeting of the Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, on Tuesday, Feb.


Anders Zimmer

Anders Zimmer to compete for Junior Olympic spot

Anders Zimmer, 14, of Grand Marais, has been selected to once again compete in Marquette, MI this week for a spot on the U.S. Junior Olympic National team.


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