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Detour sign

Hwy 61 detoured at Split Rock construction

Due to heavy rainfall, the road surface on Hwy 61 near Split Rock Lighthouse has collapsed.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

Commissioner Hakes: shutdown could be longer than expected

Commissioner Sue Hakes says the county board is concerned about the impending state shutdown. She also says the length of time the shutdown may last could be longer than we think.


Great Expectations School

Government shutdown will have consequences for Great Expectations School

Many local agencies and governments will be affected by a state government shutdown and Great Expectations School is no exception. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Lake Superior Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Sunday in July.

Communities invited to celebrate Lake Superior Day, July 17

Sunday, July 17th is Lake Superior Day and the Lake Superior Binational Forum is inviting communities around the lake to schedule events that celebrate the life of the lake.


Forest tent caterpillar

Defoliating caterpillars not expected to ravage North Shore

Forest tent caterpillar populations are expected to expand somewhat from last year but the insect is not expected to be a problem in the northern third of the state.


Poplar River Valley

DNR lets Lusten Mountains violate permits for years

(The Associated Press posted this story as a part of its member exchange program. It was originally reported by Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio.


Dennis Neitzke speaking to public during the Cavity Fire

Third Thursday Community Conversation with Gunflint Ranger Dennis Neitzke

The Superior National Forest covers three million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness alone is a million acres – much of the land and lakes are in Cook County.


Zenith Stratosphere A radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 18

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


Ty Sitter

Sheriff reports body of missing man recovered

The body of a man who was reported missing on Swan Lake in the BWCAW was recovered Thursday.


Sue Futterer

County human services awaits more details on effects of state shutdown

Public Health and Human Services in Cook County serves many vulnerable children and adults with state programs. Some of those programs may be in jeopardy if the state government shuts down July 1.