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Flying school bus water dropper

Fire danger is at highest level in state

Campfires or recreational fires remain banned throughout all of Cook County, and the Kekekabic Trail, connector trails and loops stay closed until further notice.&nbsp

Art Colony Plein Air

Local arts organizations receive ARAC grants

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council recently approved grant applications
totaling over $159,000 to be awarded in McKnight/ARAC Artist Support Grants,

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap April 24

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to

Census Bureau seal

Cook County lags in census return

The Midwest leads the country in census forms returned by mail. Wisconsin is number one in the nation at 80% and Minnesota is close behind with 78%. The national rate is 71%.

Household hazardous waste

County sets Hazardous Waste dates and will begin Engineer interviews

Two sets of hazardous waste disposal dates have been set.

Part of the antenna is hoisted back up to the tower using an electric winch/photo by BJ Johnson

WTIP rebuilds main antenna

WTIP successfully rebuilt its main antenna earlier this week at the station’s tower above Grand Marais.


News Director Barbara Jean Johnson

WTIP News Department wins awards

When WTIP writes a news story it aims to highlight the human side of the issue in order to illustrate the impact and relevance to the area.  Recently, WTIP’s News Director, Barbara Jean Johnson, received an award for two stories that exemplify that effort. 

Two of WTIP’s pieces received 2009 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards: "Battling Extinction with Furry Critters and Chanel No. 5” earned first place in the Series/Special category, and "The Blowdown: A 10 Year Remembrance” received honorable mention in the Documentary/Investigative. 


Cook County ISD 166

Four-day school week being considered

Funding cuts and declining enrollment have put many of Minnesota’s schools in serious financial difficulty.  More and more school districts are asking local