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WTIP's Summer 2011 Intern Annela Rova has a Rewarding Experience

Annela Rova joined WTIP as an intern for the summer of 2011, and had a rewarding experience.

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill talks about the government shutdown

The state government shut down on Friday, July 1. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 6-A Rep.

Photo by J. Pellgen on Flickr

Wildersmith: The Month of the "Half Way," Moon Marks Mid-Summer

Our northern summer is in full stride now. The month of the “full buck” or “half way” moon (Aabito-Niibino Giizis) signals the beginning of the wind down of 2011.

Photo by Jerry Lewis on Flickr

Points North: The Time Is Right for North Shore Brookies

Sometimes, you just know the time is right. Last week, cold, wet weather gave way to a couple of days of sunshine and North Shore streams were running fresh and full.

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Weekend News Roundup for July 2

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


With state parks closed, you can still be a happy camper

Even though the state parks are closed during the state government shutdown there are plenty of places to camp in Cook County.

State Capitol

Here’s the state shutdown rundown

Now that it’s a reality, here’s the latest on the Minnesota state government shutdown:

Smallmouth bass

Local Fish Report for Friday, July 1

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, cold, rainy weather has slowed down fishing action but it should pick up over the weekend.

Highway 61 near Split Rock River: MnDOT recommends alternate route

Temporary paving operation slows traffic on Highway 61 near Split Rock

DULUTH, MN - Motorists traveling on Highway 61 near Split Rock River in Lake County are encountering traffic backups as MnDOT temporarily paves a two-mile section in preparation for a government shutd

Rees and Roxanne Richards lost their vehicle to a car fire on The Grade Road while on their way to a BWCAW entry point.

West End News June 30

Rees and Roxanne Richards, from Duluth, had a bad day last Sunday. They were driving the back roads of Tofte, on their way to begin a canoe trip, when their car caught on fire.

Explorer's Club kids - photo courtesy of the Cooperation Station

Of Woods and Words: Where's The Wonder?

Growing up, my brother and I thought nothing of trekking down to Lake Superior by ourselves to clamber over the huge shore rocks or skip stones across the lake’s surface.

Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor talks business, birds, burn pile and more

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson says business is booming, the Classic Car Show was a success, but we may have a bird problem.

Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for May were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Minnesota State Patrol patch

Thursday is “Maroon Day” on the highways

The Minnesota State Patrol is increasing trooper presence on highways on June 30, which is historically the deadliest day on Minnesota roads.

i2i is WTIP's community video documentation project. Photo from Capt Kodak on Flickr.


WTIP’s i2i project uses video to document our community and way of life.


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