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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Beargrease dog sled marathon cancelled

The John Beargrease Board of Directors has announced the cancellation of the 2012 race. Poor snow conditions will not allow the race to be run safely.

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Weekend News Roundup for January 14

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

Mayor Carlson

City takes steps for legal action in pool stalemate

The Grand Marais Mayor and city council members have instructed their attorney to investigate taking legal action against the swimming pool consulting firm they say is holding the city hostage.


ISD166 and teachers hold “frank” negotiations

Negotiators for Cook County Education Association and Independent School District 166 met on January 10 to continue contract negotiations for 2011-2013. 

Lonnie by moonlight

Dupre to give up McKinley quest

After 19 days alone on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is back in the small town of Talkeetna.

Winter camping in the BWCAW

BWCAW winter access increased

More of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has been reopened to winter campers near where the Pagami Creek fire burned last fall.

Tim Dabney

Acting Forest Supervisor takes over on Superior National Forest

Tim Dabney has taken on responsibilities as Acting Forest Supervisor on the Superior National Forest beginning the first of the year.  He will fill the position following the retirement of long-t

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Some snow, little moisture, colder, then back to the weather see-saw

A little snow, but not much moisture content. A little colder temps, but nothing unbearable. Then it’s back to see-saw weather.

Lonnie Dupre

WTIP UPDATE: Dupre flown back to Talkeetna

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is back in the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska.