Local News

Commissioner Fritz Sobanja

Budgets and buildings dominate county board meeting

The county board met this week and budgets were a big part of the discussion. Building projects were also discussed.


I-35 Mega Project

Mega relief for Duluth commuters

Motorists, rejoice! After two years of lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic backups, Interstate 35 will soon flow unfettered through Duluth.


Empty Bowls

Art Colony is Touchstone Award recipient

Four area non-profits were selected Tuesday for the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation’s Touchstone Awards. The Grand Marais Art Colony was one of those winners.


NWS meteorologist Carol Christianson

It's Mid-Oct. and there's snow in the forecast (but not much)

It’s mid-October, so we shouldn’t be surprised at snow. It could happen this week.


Hikers on a trail

Areas reopened on Superior National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.


Superior National Forest logo

Pagami Creek Fire stands at 90% contained

The forest fire burning since August in northeastern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is now 90 percent contained, according to fire authorities yesterday.


Mayor Carlson

Mayor: City supports grooming bike path for snowmobiles

The Grand Marais City Council has again approved grooming the bike trail for winter snowmobile use. That was one issue discussed at the recent city council meeting.


DSACF

Two local organizations among Touchstone finalists

Nine finalists for Touchstone Awards have been announced by the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation.


Campfire

Open burning restrictions lifted in state

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is lifting restrictions on open burning statewide, thanks to the cooler, wet weather.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

County board to act on Grand Portage law enforcement

The Cook County board met and discussed among other things, ice real and synthetic, budgets and law enforcement in Grand Portage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Sue Hakes.