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Buildings are being moved from the future site of the city's public work facilitiy.

City Council hires subcontractors for public works project

The Grand Marais City Council meeting met April 26th.

Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

City moves ahead on Public Works building

The City of Grand Marais has moved ahead on its Public Works facility and the accompanying bonding.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: April 27

Rachel, Noah, and Molly report the latest school news.

Click here for more school news. 

Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund on lead shot, two lines and imported minnows

The House has a bill that would prevent the DNR from issuing new rules restricting lead shot.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.

Thomas Spence took this picture of a turkey passing through his yard.

Turkeys spotted on the North Shore

Photographer Thomas Spence had an unusual visitor to his Tofte yard. After Spence posted a photo of a wild turkey on his Facebook page, multiple other sightings of the birds were reported.

Rena Rogers at the podium during Tuesday's press conference. All photos by Rhonda Silence

County officially unveils new logo, focuses on communication policy

Improved communication and a look at the new county logo were among the highlights during several meetings in the Cook County Commissioners room on Tuesday, April 25th. 

North Woods Naturalist: Spring takeover

Although springs seems to keep coming and going, naturalist Chel Anderson reassures us that we are closing in on spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen learns more in this interview.

Commissioner Bursheim

Emergency Management and Public Information department discussed

At the recent county board meeting, commissioners heard an annual report from county engineer Dave Betts.

Great Expectations School

Despite the weather, looks like spring at GES

Great Expectations is getting ready for its May plant sale and the board is planning for next year while there’s still six weeks left in this school year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke w

More ice than snow is in the forecast -- drive with care!

National Weather Service issues ice storm warning

The National Weather Service has announced that the Northland will see a complex weather situation tonight and Wednesday.


YMCA director talks daycare, taxes in Cook County

YMCA Executive Director Emily Marshall sat down with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs to talk about daycare at the local facility, Cooperation Station and what the daycare situation in Cook County means fo

Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip plays the Roadhouse, acoustic style

Floydian Slip, a four-piece jam band from the south shore, and regular guests, stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a weekend gig at the Gun Flint Tavern. Floydian Slip is: Jeff Kriner, drums; Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; and Andy Noyes, guitar. 

Distracted driving

Sheriff talks about distracted driving hazards on the road

Drug drop off weekend is coming and distracted driving continues to be a hazard on the roads. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.

Grand Marais

Mayor outlines visioning process details, seeks input

The City of Grand Marais is working with the community to develop a vision and set of values that will inform a comprehensive plan for the city's future.  With community responses in hand, th


Exploring the link between immune system diseases and the environment

The recent rapid rise of diseases that affect the immune system (like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease) suggest that factors in the environment are contributing. Lindsey Konkel, a freelance journalist who writes about science, health, and the environment, joined CJ the day before Earth Day to discuss current thoughts and research on this topic.

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