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School News from Great Expectations: December 17

Noah and Wren report the latest school news.

winter trees

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: December 16

Excitement is building as the birthday of all birthdays nears.

An interview with Nocka, the elf

This is a busy time of year for Santa’s elves – and WTIP's Sherrie Lindskog was lucky enough to be able to talk with an elf.

North Woods Naturalist: Varied weather and otters

Cold weather swings and not-the-usual suspects at the bird feeder.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the winter so far.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: December 16

Tucker and Sophia report the latest school news.


WTIP hosts program on proposed county levy

On December 1st the Commissioner’s Room in the Cook County Courthouse exploded with angry taxpayers attending the Truth in Taxation public meeting.

Snow covered airplane at the airport

Interview with airport manager Rodney Roy

WTIP's Will Moore visited the Grand Marais/Cook County airport to learn more about the facility.

Kirk Bigby

Bluefin shooter changes attorney, gets new trial date

By Rhonda Silence 

Grand Marais - Kirk Lee Bigby has a new attorney and his court date scheduled for January has been delayed.

Dave and Amy Freeman relax with Chef Lukas Leaf at camp on Rush Lake in the BWCAW. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Dave and Amy Freeman discuss feds choice to block copper-nickel mine near BWCAW

On Tuesday, the federal government announced it will not renew the expired mineral leases of Twin Metals Minnesota. 

The new West End News commentator, Clare Shirley

West End News: December 15

I was very happy to hear the news that the effort to build rental housing in Lutsen that is targeted toward people who live and work in the West End took a big step forward this week.

Ice and distant lighthouse on Artists' Point

Snow, plenty of cold weather coming to the North Shore region

Snow is on the way on Friday, Dec. 16 and plenty of cold weather is in store for the weekend. WTIP’s Jay Anderson learns more in this interview. 

Heidi Doo-Kirk

With lower levy, county may need to cut non-mandated programs

The Cook County Commissioners this week substantially reduced the proposed levy increase they’d been considering for many weeks.

Cook County  courthouse

State declares health and human services worker day

Cook County, along with communities across the State, will be recognizing County, Tribal, and State Health and Human Services Worker Day in Minnesota on Wednesday, December 14, following a proclamatio

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