Local News

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

County OKs one percent money for Arrowhead broadband project

The cost of fiber optic has increased as has the determination to make the county’s broadband system as long-lasting and trouble free as possible.


Asian Carp in the Illinois River

More Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan

Scientists have turned up more genetic evidence of Asian carp above an electric barrier designed to keep them from invading the Great Lakes.


Carol Christenson, National Weather Service

Rain, but then sun for Dragon Boats

The weather looks wet for Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it’s looking good for the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. That plus bow echoes and big billowy clouds.


ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 will again need to borrow as state sets aside aid

As a part of the agreement reached by Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders, the bills recently signed into law once again will use school districts to help balance the budget.


Jan Sivertson at a gallery opening

Third Thursday Community Conversation with local businesswoman Jan Sivertson

She’s been an active businesswoman for decades -- both in Cook County and Duluth.


Northwestern Ontario

Current Ontario Fire Conditions

The smoke you may smell is coming from fires in Northwest Ontario.


Vintage clock radio

Weekend News Roundup for July 23

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


Gunflint Canoe Races

Gunflint Canoe Races results

The annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races took place Wednesday evening, July 2oth, and raised $14,500 for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department.


At Cascade River State Park

Heading North? State Parks are open

State parks along the shore began opening Thursday for the first time since the July 1 shutdown. Gooseberry Falls State Park opened its gates Thursday afternoon with camping resumed by evening.


ISD166 Superintend Beth Schwarz

Community center-school complex is a possibility

The ISD166 school board has passed an open ended motion which allows them to remain neutral toward a new community center, but open to considering the facility as a part of the school complex under th