Cross country skiing

New entity formed to manage Banadad ski trail

The 28 kilometer long Banadad Trail is under new management. After 20 years of managing the trail system, Ted Young of Boundary Country Trekking is handing the job over to the newly formed non-profit Banadad Trail Association.

Forest Blue...George Washington Pines

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken at George Washington Pines, up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais. View more winter images in Stephan Hoglund's gallery.

Gunflint Pines by Stephan Hoglund

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Behind the Work: Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen is a polar explorer.

Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

ISD166 school district faces big budget cuts

Cook County Schools will start the new year facing some difficult issues. The ISD166 School Board has raised the property tax levy, but Superintendent Beth Schwarz says it won’t be enough to counter the shifts and cuts coming from the state. Staff and program reductions are on the table as is a four-day week – and an operating referendum is all but certain in 2010.


Weekend News Wrap Dec. 26

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.


County board considers adding a new staff position

Back in 1976 Cook County floated a referendum to establish a county administrator position to help streamline and re-organize county government. The issue failed. Since then the laws have changed and there’s no longer a need for voter approval.

Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth number up in county

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) caught more than twice the number of gypsy moths this year over last year – most of them in the northeastern part of the state. Nearly all the trapped moths were caught in St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties.



On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve acknowledges his addiction to coffee.

Tracks in snow by Stephan Hoglund

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

Cook County Court House

Couple sexual assault case brief filed in Cook County

A Grand Marais man who discovered his wife was having an affair is accused of using a crowbar, knife and gun to force the other man to have sexual relations with his wife.

Wood burning magic

Magnetic North Dec. 23, 2009: Wood burning magic

Welcome back to Magnetic North, a whiter and brighter and softer walking place since our recent snowfall. My kick sled is fired up and ready to go. No more clunky trudges to the mailbox.

Fresh snow brightened the north shore landscape

West End News Dec. 23, 2009

There is good news about the matching fund for the challenge grant made by the Grand Marais State Bank for the Birch Grove Foundation.

Northwood’s Christmas Service and sleigh ride at Okontoe held last Saturday night

Wildersmith On The Gunflint Dec. 22, 2009

Days of anticipation, cinnamon, chocolate and joy are finally here ….Pre-Christmas congregating has been going on for days and days since Thanksgiving and now is the time for the excitement to get serious as the Christian welcoming is again renewed.

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