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County continues to discuss sales-tax increase to benefit highway department

The Cook County Board of Commissioners continue to discuss implementing a half-cent sales tax increase that would generate funds for the local highway department.


Open House at the Tofte Ranger Station

Where: 
Tofte, Minnesota
When: 
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Sawtooth Mountain Preschool Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Where: 
YMCA Conference Room
When: 
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Northern Sky: August 20 - September 2

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 20

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The transportation tax hearing turns into a Pike Lake Road protest.


9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: September 9 to 11

The 9th annual Radio Waves Music Festival is right around the corner - September 9 to 11 - at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais campground.

Lighthouse Point Tours

Who: 
Cook County Historical Society
When: 
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 1:00pm

Gunflint Volunteers at the Woodchippers Hall

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 19

The Gunflint Trail is alive with summer visitors as we head into week four of month eight.


Cook County Vikings

ISD 166 discusses handbooks, pre-K and the November vote

ISD166 met to review minor changes in several staff and student handbooks as well as schedule some public events leading up to the November bond and levy voter issues.


Photo courtesy of the Denis Sullivan.

Education aboard the Denis Sullivan

The tall ship Denis Sullivan is often used as a platform for education by the Minnesota Sea Grant. As the vessel headed to Duluth, WTIP's Matthew Brown spoke with two teachers sailing on the ship.


Tessa Larson, Matt Nesheim and Avery the dog

Family and friends of Grand Marais resident make journey to Hudson Bay more meaningful

The Journey 4 Renewal Team featuring Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson completed their canoe journey from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay this summer.


Late summer

Rain on and off, then sun...but it feels like fall

We’ll be experiencing some on and off rain until Sunday. Afterwards the sun returns for a few days, but the temps will be cooler.


Senior Rides Program

Who: 
Care Partners
When: 
Wed, 08/31/2016 (All day)

Some of Ontario's finest junior cross country skiers, relaxing at the Tofte General Store after a 20 mile roller skiing workout

West End News: August 18

Earlier this week, I was on the town run from Sawbill to Tofte.


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