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Seagull to Hudson Bay Journey 4 Renewal a success!

Four young women set out from Seagull Lake May 29 to canoe to Hudson Bay. Called Journey 4 Renewal, the trip was a fundraiser for Wilderness Canoe Base. Two of the paddlers, Tessa Larson and Steph Branchaud, joined Dave to share stories about the trip and its joys and challenges. You can learn more here. 


Food choices affect the planet more than you might think

Population growth won't be the only reason for increased food demand in the years ahead--the changing diets of the world's growing middle class, from plant- to animal-based, will play a significant role. Dick talked with Dr. Jamie Gerber, co-director of the U of MN Institute on the Environment's Global Landscapes Initiative, to learn about it. You can read much more on their environment reports website.  Jamie also  suggests the Better Buying Lab to help make more sustainable food choices. 

The Mist of Avalon. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Mist of Avalon draws large crowds to Rendezvous Days

The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.

ISD 166 campus

New assistant principal talks preschool funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.


Warm weather continues for a couple of days, then rains return

The sun returns for a couple of days, then more rain.

His master's voice??

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County schools will receive money for pre-Kindergarten classes.

Liquor from Tommy Banks remains at the Hungry Jack Lake cabin. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Cabin on Hungry Jack Lake rich with history of former mobster, bootlegger

A cabin on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake was once owned by a notorious Minnesota mobster and bootlegger.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 12

As autumn rounds the bend, the “magnetic north” continues its attraction. Wilderness enthusiasts see their time in this spectacular place dwindling.

Superior National Forest Update: August 12

Hi.  This is Tom McCann, resource information specialist on the Gunflint Ranger District, with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on t


Local airport opens after runway remodel

After being closed for the entire summer, the Cook County/Grand Marais Airport reopened this week.

Sales tax image by Joe Friedrichs

Public hearing set for proposed sales-tax increase

There will be a public hearing to discuss a proposed sales-tax increase in Cook County. The hearing will be at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Nice weekend weather for Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow

Once the rain passes through, the weekend looks very comfortable – perfect for Rendezvous Days and the Pow Wow.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist

Camp Finland kids study rare dragonflies

West End News: August 11

Birch Grove Community School invites one and all to their annual open house. This year it is on Tuesday, August 23, from 5 pm until 8 pm.

Rendezvous Days, Friday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Grand Portage

Rendezvous Days, Friday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Aug.

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