Local News

Road work

Two Hwy 61 projects to watch for in Sept.

A pedestrian accessibility improvement project near Hwy 61 at Gooseberry Falls State Park begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Hwy 61 traffic will not be affected by the project.


Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for July were up slightly from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.


Black bear in the forest

DNR urges caution after bear incidents near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.


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Mix of sun and showers for Labor Day weekend

Warm weather will shift to cool with a chance of rain leading up to and including the Labor Day weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.


Wild rice

Researchers take water samples for wild rice study

Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state's water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.


Kids on the bus

Sheriff talks about back to school, campfires and bears

According to Sheriff Mark Falk, it’s time to start being aware of school bus traffic, time to be sure your campfire is out and time to congratulate ourselves for a low key law enforcement summer


A house of money

Homestead tax credit disappears leaving higher taxes in its wake

For many Cook County residents, their 2012 property taxes will increase and they probably won’t know why.


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Weekend News Roundup for Aug 28

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Gray wolf

Wolf protection comment period extended

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the public additional time to comment on a plan to drop gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list.