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Low water levels on Lake Superior

Lake level drop is normal for Jan.

The level of Lake Superior dropped three inches in January, about the usual decline for the month, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control.


Fish a likely source of mercury in food

Mercury levels high in North Shore babies

One in 10 babies along Minnesota's North Shore are born with unhealthy levels of mercury in their bodies. That, according to a new report on contamination around Lake Superior.


Sen. Al Franken

Senator Franken discusses wolves, manufacturing, mahnomen

Minnesota US Senator Al Franken talked about the Federal delisting of grey wolves, Minnesota's hi-tech manufacturing potential and mahnomen porridge with WTIP DayBreak host Roger&nb


Rep. David Dill

Rep. David Dill on wolves and mining

State Representative David Dill (DFL-Crane Lake) spoke to WTIP's Carah Thomas on Tuesday, January 31st, sharing his views on wolf management and precious metals mining.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 28

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


Daniel Schlienz

Autopsy finds Schlienz died of infection

DULUTH, Minn. — An autopsy finds the man accused of shooting a prosecutor and another man last month at the Cook County Courthouse died from a bacterial infection.


Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell

House committee passes county attorney protections bill

A Minnesota state House committee has passed a bill that would let county attorneys carry guns on the job.


Mayor Carlson

Mayor Carlson talks about biomass and business retention

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson reports on two presentations made at this week’s city council meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen interviewed the mayor on the AM Community Calendar.


Gray wolf

Conflicting wolf hunt plans floated in St. Paul

Two competing plans for a Minnesota wolf hunt in the fall will be discussed at a hearing today at the state Capitol.


Cook County Courthouse

Courthouse security measures taken by commissioners

Since the courthouse shooting in December, Cook County commissioners have been considering security measures for the safety of the public and courthouse staff.