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Of Woods And Words: How to Meet Your Neighbors

In the summer, in the woods, solitude can feel like an illusion. During the winter, just a handful of people live on our bay and life unfolds quietly, as if on your own whim.

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Lizard Lake fire update

The Lizard Lake fire is starting to quiet down. A combination of water dropping and high humidity is helping.


Early fall means the loons are gathering

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Plein Air painting competition under way in Grand Marais

Artists Neil Sherman and Brian Stewart visited The Roadhouse Aug.

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EPA seeks comments on Great Lakes restoration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking for input from the public on cleaning up and protecting the Great Lakes.

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Water Dropping Aircraft To Be Used Today On Lizard Lake Fire

The following information has been received from the US

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Sunday Morning Update on Lizard Lake Fire Suppression

The US Forest Service has been providing updates on the Lizard Lake fire in the Superior National Forest during the weekend. This latest report came at 10:40 AM, Sunday, August 29.

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Weekend News Wrap for Aug. 28

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Fire smolders near Lizard Lake

Smoke was spotted on Aug. 26 by United States Forest Service (USFS) fire personnel traveling on the Gunflint Trail.


Wildersmith August 27

 The upper Gunflint finally received some rain that is worthy of mention.

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