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Violent storm injures campers in BWCAW, one death reported

On Sunday night, June 19, a number of intense storms moved through northeastern Minnesota.

Tuesday July 26 AA Meetings

Grand Marais
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:00pm

There are regular meetings of AA in Cook County. On Tuesdays there is a Big Book Study Group meeting at 6 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.

School News: On vacation until the fall!!

(Photo by WoofBC on Flickr)

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for June 18

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Jillian Blezien stands with her father, Paul, near the shores of Mink Lake

Minnesota swimmer shares story of recovery during visit to Gunflint Trail

Minnesota swimmer Jillian Blezien hopes to swim across the English Channel. She has been training up the Gunflint Trail recently, including several long swims on area lakes.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 17

The Smiths are back in the woods once more. A week away from this northern paradise seems like an eternity.

Superior National Forest Update: June 17

Hi.  I’m Becky Bartol, assistant ranger in planning, with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts

Ann Possis and Matthew Brown enjoy a game of table tennis in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Outdoor ping pong table comes to Grand Marais

A new ping pong table is set up outside of the Grand Marais Public Library. The table is open to use for the public at no charge. The idea for the table came from Cook County resident Ann Possis.

Early summer

Summer finally comes to the North Shore

It promises to be a nice early summer weekend. There’ll be a little rain here and there, but plenty of sunshine.

Hungry Hippie Hostel

New North Shore hostel faces plumbing dilemma

The owners of the Hungry Hippie Hostel near Hovland are dealing with a state inspection of their plumbing that has led to potential hardships.

A Year in the Wilderness: June 15 - Lake trout

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

Commissioner Sivertson

County launches new website and search for Human Services director

The county has a new website, an expanded sign ordinance and many applicants for the Human Services director. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jan Sivertson.

EDA President Howard Hedstrom

EDA advances on housing fronts

Joint EDA moves ahead on workforce housing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Economic Development Authority president Howard Hedstrom.


Rusty crayfish

New rules for AIS control

Next time you get a fishing license you’ll be asked to sign a statement that shows you know the rules for curbing aquatic invasives in the state.

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