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USFS allows campfires in BWCAW; reopens area near Knife Lake to public use

Due to cooling temperatures and shorter days, the US Forest Service lifted restrictions on Thursday, September 27 , that previously limited the hours for campfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wi

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Hospital begins long look and renovation and expansion

Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center administrator Kimber Wraalstad spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen on "Daybreak" about long range plans for expansion.

Kristi Downing with one of her raku firing garbage cans

Crossing Borders features artists of the North Shore and guests

The Crossing Borders artist studio tour starts Friday, Sept. 28 and continues for 10 days. One of the participating artists is raku potter Kristi Downing.

Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff looks at school bus safety

Leashed dogs, few fires, the beginning of hunting season and school bus safety.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen joined AM Calendar host Mary Manning for an up date from Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk.

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill: Wolf season will go on as scheduled

Wolf season is scheduled to open in just over a month, but there’s s lawsuit pending that could stop it.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the bill’s sponsor Rep.

Twin Metals staff mapping a mining site

Prospecting petition to be filed today

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Citizens in northeastern Minnesota plan to file a petition today objecting to the state’s plans to auction off more metallic minerals exploration leases.

Superintendent Schwarz

ISD166 -- enrollement improves and the new school schedule is working

Good enrollment news at ISD166 as well as  information on Q-Comp and the school schedule.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz.

Sled dogs

New sled dog race mushing our way

From Grand Portage to mid-trail to Grand Marais and back to Portage. Sound like a sled dog race?  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Beth Drost about the Gichigami Express.

National Weather Service

Weather this week -- warmer but dry

Pretty nice fall weather on tap for the rest of the week, but very dry.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about no rain in the forecast.