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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.


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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.


Gov. Mark Dayton

State shutdown will affect some local services

If the governor and legislature cannot solve their budget differences by the end of the month, July will start off with far fewer state-funded services. Cook County will feel some of the pinch.


Fire in the Cimarron District, New Mexico

Minnesota sent three fire crews to New Mexico

Minnesota sent three fire crews to New Mexico to help battle wildfires this week. The crews have 20 members each. Minnesota also sent 14 crew-carrier trucks.


Left to Right: Maeri, Bonnie Gay, and Howard Hedstrom by Don Davison

"A Family Affair," the Hedstrom family art exhibit, opens at Johnson Heritage Post

Bob Carter of The Roadhouse spoke with Maeri Hedstrom by phone June 10 from the opening reception of "A Family Affair," an art exhibit featuring Maeri's work as well as that of her parents, Howard and Bonnie Gay Hedstrom. Art in a wide variety of media, from film to oils to turned wood and more, are on display at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais through June 26.


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Recovery efforts intensify for Ty Sitter

A team of eight will go into the BWCAW on Thursday to set up a temporary camp in an attempt to recover the body of Ty Sitter from Swan Lake. Sitter was reported missing on June 10 while fishing.


Gaskin Lake Fire on Wednesday, June 15

Small fire in BWCAW being monitored near Gaskin Lake - updated Wed., June 15