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Damage Jay Cooke swing bridge

Jay Cooke State Park closed indefinitely

Because State Highway 210 remains closed due to severe flood damage, The Minnesota DNR announced that Jay Cooke State Park in northeastern Minnesota also will remain closed indefinitely.


Johnny Smith

West Coast performer at Tofte Fouth celebration

Johnny Smith is a west coast blues guitarist, songwriter and harmonica player. He’s in Tofte to perform during the Fourth of July festivities.


Entry to Visitor Center, Grand Portage State Park. Photo: Bryan Hansel

Two from Grand Portage State Park are Third Thursday guests

In 1985 Lloyd K. Johnson sold 178 acres of the land adjoining High and Middle Falls on the Pigeon River to the state and donated an additional 129 acres.


BWCAW campsite

Family continues wilderness camping tradition

When their children turn 10 years old, Sue and Marc Lundeen see that they have a wilderness experience. This year it's young Nick's turn to paddle and fish with his dad for a couple days.


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Weekend News Roundup for June 30

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


 

The Best of Ourselves: Vulnerability

Dr Brene Brown's work on shame and vulnerability helps us understand how universal shame is; we can be more resilient with shame.  Vulnerability is


Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues for May are mixed

Lodging tax revenues for the fifth month of 2012 were down for the most part compared to May of last year county-wide.


Graphic Lauryl Loberg / photo Travis Novitsky

LSProject: On Thin Ice

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now then 100 years ago on the big lake.


Canoe on Gunflint Lake (Maury Landsman/Flickr)

Wildersmith June 29

As the chapter on June is closing, we saw Mother Nature do a little muscle flexing during the past week.


Rosebush Creek flooding (Stephan Hoglund)

Points North: On the North Shore, Floods Happen

An Easter Sunday drive last spring included a stop at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth.


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Artist Open House features Tim Young

Tim Young is an actor, videographer, internet creator -- but most of all a painter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently visited with Tim for another edition of Artist Open House.


The restored Edisen Fishery on Isle Royale

History Speaks: Isle Royale National Park

In this extended edition of History Speaks, we take a closer look at the creation of Isle Royale National Park and its effect on the people and culture of the island.


Tofte fireworks display

West End News: June 28

A young woman was in the West End this week doing research on the history of Sawbill Lodge.


The large delta created by taconite tailings at Silver Bay (seen here in 1963) led to the closing of the Reserve Mining Company

Moments in Time: The mining boom in Silver Bay

Art Fenstad is a descendent of one of Cook County’s early fishing families, but Art didn’t grow up fishing—at least not in the way his ancestors did.


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