Local News

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

Tornado

Severe weather drill on Thursday

Any time of the year severe weather can strike – wind, snow, rain – Cook County is not immune to bad weather.

Wood frag

Time for spring singing in the marshes and blooming in the woods

This is the time of year to hear frogs in the lowlands and start to see wildflowers in the forest.

A Flying School Bus

High fire danger brings additional staff and equipment to area

Staff and equipment is moving in across northern Minnesota to help as the wildfire danger continues to remain very high.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap April 17

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

The Angry Trout Cafe has expanded/photo by Barbara Jean Johnson

Several Grand Marais businesses expand

Visitors and residents alike may have noticed some changes to area businesses.


John McClure speaking to Tea Party group - photo by Carah Thomas

County Tea Party gathering held on courthouse steps

April 15 is the deadline day for Americans to pay their taxes. It’s has also become the day for tax protesters to hold Tea Party gatherings across the country.