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Sunday Morning Update on Lizard Lake Fire Suppression

The US Forest Service has been providing updates on the Lizard Lake fire in the Superior National Forest during the weekend. This latest report came at 10:40 AM, Sunday, August 29.


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Weekend News Wrap for Aug. 28

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Fire smolders near Lizard Lake

Smoke was spotted on Aug. 26 by United States Forest Service (USFS) fire personnel traveling on the Gunflint Trail.


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Dog attack reported at Pincushion

On Wednesday, the Cook County Sheriff's Office investigated the report of a 19 year old Grand Marais woman who was attacked by a stray dog near the Pincushion Trail system.

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ISD166 prepares for levy referendum

In the past few years, the way public schools are funded has led to some far reaching changes at Independent School District 166.

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Taconite worker health study comes to Silver Bay

Taconite mining has been part of Minnesota’s landscape for decades, providing a  livelihood for thousands of people, on the Iron Range and the North Shore.  But taconite mini

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Late Summer Means The Bird Migration Is Near

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Wading at Bear Tree Park in downtown Grand Marais

Water quality testing resumes on North Shore beaches

Water quality monitoring on Lake Superior beaches typically starts at the beginning of the summer, but this year, because of staffing issues at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the work wa