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Ely Memorial High's remarkable 83-year-old cheerleader

Ely Memorial High School has only one cheerleader for their basketball team – but she is very special. WTIP’s Sherrie Lindskog learns more in this interview.


Winter kids

First February weekend will have easy-to-take weather

The weather will slowly start to warm over the next few days, and there may be a little snow as well. Typical February.

Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund: Budget, bonding and bipartisanship

The Legislature is in full swing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.

 About 50 people turned out for one of the first open houses on the Highway 61 redesign in Feb. 2016

City and MnDOT host open house on proposed Highway 61 redesign

Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation have visited Grand Marais several times in preparation for the reconstruction of Highway 61 through the city in 2019.

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Wednesday,March 1st

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 6:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County.

Wednesdays in Lutsen, there is an Al-Anon Family Support group meeting at the Lutsen Town Hall at 7 pm.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Ryan Anderson wins 2017 Beargrease

At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, musher Ryan Anderson crossed the finish line to claim first place in the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


MNsure deadline extended to February 8

MNsure enrollment has been extended to February 8 due to new legislation affecting premiums.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with MNsure Navigator Erin Watson .


Cook County  courthouse

Four candidates file for open commissioner's seat

Four east end residents are running for the District 1 commissioner’s seat vacated when Cook County Commissioner Frank Moe resigned in December 2016. The filing period closed Jan. 30.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: January 31

Grace, Danielle, and Taylor report the latest school news.

Sheriff's squad

Sheriff discusses burglaries, school bus safety and drugs

A burglary at North Shore Laundromat and school bus safety.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.

The CCHS boys' Alpine team took 1st place at the Koo Koo Invite

Alpine boys take 1st at Koo Koo Invite Jan. 26

The Cook County High School Alpine ski team had a successful day of racing at Lutsen Mountains on January 26. After the meet, Alpine Coach Charles Lamb shared the final results for the day.

Mark Hanson tells stories about the history of the North Shore

Learning history and craft through toboggans

For the last 18 winters, North House Folk School in Grand Marais has been teaching local elementary school classes all about toboggans.

Photo by Ron Jones, Flickr

North Shore Laundry burglarized, reward offered

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the North Shore Laundromat was burglarized overnight sometime between Jan. 26, and the early the early morning hours of Jan. 27.

Paula Sundet Wolf

Changes coming to Cook County Higher Education

Cook County Higher Education has grown and changed over its 20 years of serving Cook County. There are more changes ahead. 

The new covered, drive-up casino entrance

Long-awaited casino renovation unveiled at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is in the midst of a multi-phased renovation. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, the newly renovated and expanded casino was opened to the public.

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