Frank remembers friend and commercial fisherman Kermit Carlsen of Schroeder who passed away this past week.

West End News Jan. 13

The Birch Grove Center at Birch Grove School offers lots of events to the West End community. A great one is skating at night under the lights on the Birch Grove rink.

A wolf near Tucker Lake photographed by Fred's wife, Fran.

Wildersmith Jan. 13

Life along the upper Trail remains seasonal in one aspect and puny in another. The past week found the region again hunkered down amidst its usual sub-zero character.

Smoke from burn barrels is unhealthy

Burning trash poses health risks

Burning trash at home is a serious threat to public health and the environment. It has been illegal in Minnesota since 1969, but is still a common practice in rural areas. 


Station Efforts

WTIP reaches beyond the airwaves, embracing our role in the community and using our position as a trusted community asset to increase the well-being of the area. 

Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as a way to create more jobs.

Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as way to create jobs

U.S. Senator Klobuchar will travel throughout Minnesota the week of January 11 to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses.

Guests pack the WTIP studio for a discussion of the community's future

First Thursday program looks forward

A new year and new decade is upon us. As Cook County businesses and institutions emerge from 2009, they face both major challenges and opportunities.

Carlton snowmobile death prompts safety warnings

Death in Carlton prompts safety warnings

The week of Jan. 10 – 16 is Snowmobile Safety Week, and a snowmobile death in Carlton County Saturday prompts several reminders about sled safety from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Poplar Lake

Report on health of nation’s lakes released

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report on the condition of the nation’s lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.  The National Lakes Assessment (NLA) is the first ever base

Pete Kavanaugh

Weekend Art News

 Pete Kavanaugh and Eric Meyers, members of the Pete K Group which performs at the GunFlint Tavern this weekend, played a session on WTIP's The Roadhouse on Friday night.

Old car radio

Weekend News Wrap Jan. 9

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

old Grand Marais building

Cook County resident Gene Glader authors book on historic downtown Grand Marais

Longtime Cook County resident Gene Glader stopped by The Roadhouse New Year's Day to discuss his new book about the history of local structures, "Downtown Grand Marais." Hear the interview.

Lake Superior Brewing Co.

Lake Superior Brewing Co. wins gold medal

Buck and Ann chatted Dec. 18 with Dale Kleinschmidt, head brewer at Lake Superior Brewing Co.

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