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The McAleer family at their new home and business, Cascade Lodge.

New owner at Cascade Lodge discusses future of business

As of June 12, Cascade Lodge is under new ownership.


SplinterTones - CD Release Party

Who: 
SplinterTones
When: 
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

SplinterTones play at Grandma Ray's on Saturday August 26th from 8-11pm. They will be celebrating the release of their second album "Splintertones II".

Recent rains have brought out an abundance of wild flowers

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 30

Rain on the Gunflint! It’s another weekend washout as Trail news spews from my keyboard.


Pascal Bredin at the Grand Portage

Young adventurer canoeing across Canada stops along the Gunflint Trail

A 20-year-old adventurer traveling in a canoe across Canada and to the Arctic Ocean stopped along the Gunflint Trail during the last several days of June.


Superior National Forest Update: June 30

Hi. I’m Cathy Peterson, administrative support assistant in Tofte, with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Dist


Matthew Baxley of Spirit Guiding Adventures with a very happy climber.

Spirit Guiding Adventures on the Gunflint Trail

A new business has been launched in the community, Spirit Guiding Adventures. Matthew Baxley and Lindsey Gau are offering opportunities combining canoeing and rock climbing and more.


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No injuries in Grand Marais vehicle-pedestrian accident

An elderly driver will likely undergo a driving evaluation after striking a pedestrian at the stoplight in Grand Marais last Thursday. 


Cook County Courthouse

EDA gives update on Lutsen housing project to county board

Staffing issues for the sheriff’s department and an update from the EDA on a workforce housing project in Lutsen were talking points during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on


Climate change has already started to affect Lake Superior.

County board hears local reports on climate change

Cook County residents Olya Wright and George Wilkes discussed potential impacts of climate change on the local level during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.


Marco Good

Local resident comes to aid of man who fell from kayak on Lake Superior

A teenager from Coon Rapids fell out of his kayak on June 26 in the Grand Marais Harbor and into the waters of Lake Superior.


Huge cast-in-place panels are being lifted by crane.

Construction continues at city's public works facility

Construction work continues at the Grand Marais Public Works Facility, at the former Tomteboda Resort property in Grand Marais. The huge cast-in-place concrete panels are being installed today.


LSProject/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Mons Hanson - The life and death of a Hovland pioneer

In the early 1900s, many Scandinavian immigrants settled along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Great Expectations School

GES: expansion, high school and community cooperation

School’s out for the summer, but planning for the next school year and beyond continues.


courtesy Patrick Scully

Minnneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully portrays Walt Whitman in one-man show

Minneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully has created and performs a one-man show about the life and times of Walt Whitman. It's called "Leaves of Grass--Illuminated," features Whitman's poetry, and addresses his reality as a gay man in the mid-1880s. Patrick was in town to perform the show, and joined Ann Possis to talk about why he chose Whitman as his subject, what he wants to convey, and much more. You can learn about Patrick and his work here.


Rick Sturm Cook County Recycling Center

Recycling in Cook County

Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson spoke with Rick Sturm of the Cook County Recycling Center to find out what materials the center accept


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