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Ruffed grouse

Buds, birds and drumming grouse signal spring

Catkins, tiny flowers and sweet smelling Balm of Gilead are all strong signs that spring is on the way.


Lake Superior / NASA photo

Lake Superior water levels continue seasonal decline

Lake Superior’s water level fell 2 inches in February, continuing its seasonal decline. The level of Lake Superior is forecasted to hit its seasonal low in

U of M logo

U of M significantly expands financial aid for MN students

Officials at the University of Minnesota are reminding current and prospective students that a recent expansion to the University of Minnesota Promise (U Promise) Scholar


Polling station sign

Grand Portage primary election Tuesday, March 30th

Four candidates are running for a four-year term on the Grand Portage Reservation Business Committee.  Primary voting is from 8 a.m.

Robotics Club mentor TIm Johnson (right), works with freshman Jana Sanders and sophomore David Hansen

CCHS Robotics Club to compete at University of Minnesota

Robots aren’t exactly roaming the halls of Cook County High School these days, but the CCHS Robotics Club is in high gear, preparing for a three-day competition

Wildfire

Fire danger is high in county

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has classified the entire state, with the exception of far southeastern counties, as being in high fire danger.


Vintage radio

Weekend News Wrap for March 27

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 10:00 a.m.


Melting snow

WILDERSMITH ON THE GUNFLINT MARCH 27

Spring’s here, the sun was due east and west, but the calendar’s new season came in breathing frosty air.


Sled dogs

WEST END NEWS MARCH 27

Joan Koski, the longtime campground host at Crescent Lake campground, has retired.


April Fool

MAGNETIC NORTH: SPRING 2010 -- DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where mud season seems to have come and gone. But wait, April Fool’s is right around the corner. Remember last year?