Local News

GES students, staff

Great Expectations holds annual meeting

Great Expectations School held its annual meeting this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with GES administrator Peter James.


Property taxes

Property tax sticker shock hits this week

By now most Cook County residents should have received their property tax estimates for 2012 – or will yet this week. The news for most homeowners will not be good.


Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack introduces legislation to permit road construction in Grand Marais

To address Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure needs, U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has introduced H.R.


GiveMN.org logo

Minnesota’s “Give to the Max Day” Returns on Nov. 16

(Click on the mp3 above to hear an interview with Dana Nelson - executive director of GiveMN.)


Radio cast of "Gunsmoke"

Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 12

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


Poplar River Valley

DNR issues ski hill permit to draw water from slowing Poplar River

After a review of more than 600 comments from the public, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr issued a permit to Lutsen Mountains Ski Hill to take water from the Poplar River for snowmaking despite the stre


Ada Igoe

Igoe wins award for Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Superior Magazine won 15 awards including a gold for Overall Excellence in its category and four additional gold awards at the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association’s annual Excelle


Mayor Carlson

Pool proposal, animal ordinance and new firefighters discussed at city meeting

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson joined WTIP's Jay Andersen in the studio with AM Community Calendar hosts Ann Possis and Marnie McMillan. The subject was Wednesday's City Council meeting.


Hal Greenwood. Photo: North Shore Highway 61

Alternative pool proposal brought to city and county

Claiming the cost of a renovated municipal pool would be far less than originally thought, a group of citizens lead by Hal Greenwood brought their information to the city and county this week.


Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Pool idea floated at county board meeting

A new swimming pool proposal was floated at the county board meeting this week. Commissioners also discussed a warming house for skaters and passed a social host ordinance.