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Great Lakes basin

Alliance for the Great Lakes Calls for Action on Contaminant Threat

In this interview, WTIP volunteer Veronica Weadock talks with Lyman Welch, Water Quality Program Manager with the Alliance for the Great Lak

Climbing wall at city pool

City to purchase new boilers for the municipal pool

One Municipal pool boiler is what Grand Marais Larry Carlson called “dead” and the backup is sick. So this Wednesday’s meeting was time for action.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 to vote on reducing superintendent position

If the ISD166 school board follows through on preliminary discussions, they could vote next month to reduce the superintendent’s  position to nearly half-time.


Mayor Carlson

City to purchase new pool boilers

The Grand Marais Municipal Pool boiler is sick.


ISD166 campus

Big changes may be in store for ISD166 leadership

ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen Thursday morning about some important discussions that occurred at the school board’s Sept. 28 work session.


Underage drinking

County takes first step toward underage drinking ordinance

The Cook County Board has moved ahead for further consideration, adoption of a new Social Host Ordinance.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

County considers a Social Host Ordinance to help curb underage drinking

A social host ordinance, EDA budget requests and good housing renovation news as well as an up date on county bonding projects.


Smoke on islands

Fire containment expected by end of the week

Hundreds of firefighters battling a forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.


Autumn is in the air

Weather to get a little wet and then cool off

A little rain is expected Wednesday, then the weather turns dry into the beginning of next week.


Fire from the air. Photo: Dennis Neitzke

Wildfire in NE Minn. now 59 percent contained

Firefighters report another good day battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Pagami Creek Fire is now 59 percent contained as of last night.