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Taconite Harbor Energy Center in Schroeder

West End News Dec. 22

Minnesota Power, a division of the Allete Corporation based in Duluth, owns and operates the Taconite Harbor Energy Center in Schroeder.


Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison plays Studio A

Bob and Buck welcomed Grand Portage musician Briand Morrison back to The Roadhouse Dec. 16 for more of his gorgeous jazz guitar.


Artist Betsy Bowen on her latest projects, including "Twelve Owls" with birder Laura Erickson

Buck and Bob welcomed Grand Marais artist Betsy Bowen Dec. 16 to talk about her recent projects, including "Twelve Owls," "Burr and Hamilton," the winter solstice pageant, and more.

Gray wolf

Feds delist gray wolf in Great Lakes region

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today it is ending federal protections for wolves across the Great Lakes region.

Commissioner Jim Johnson

Commissioner Johnson: The healing process proceeds

County Commissioner Jim Johnson said there are many threads in the community that need to be tied up after the Dec.

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff discusses Dec. 15 courthouse shootings

On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, shots were fired in the Cook County Courthouse and two people received multiple wounds.


Organizer & activist John Maher on his new book, "Learning From the Sixties"

Bob spoke Dec. 16 with John Maher, longtime political activist and author of "Learning From the Sixties,"  about how the lessons of those times might be applied today.

Winter in the wilderness. Photo: Flickr

A look at the end of the natural year

We’re coming to the end of the year, and there are plenty of changes and activities to look for when we’re out on winter walks.

Detour on Hwy 1

Highway 1 detour south of Ely to remain in effect until Jan. 3

The detour on Hwy 1 south of Ely will remain in place until Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The Lake Superior Project

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In 2012 WTIP is bringing Lake Superior into focus with a series of 26 features on the culture, history, issues, and preservation of Lake Superior. Tune in to hear the stories and visit us online to keep in touch with the project. Graphic by Lauryl Loberg.

Daniel Schlienz

Schlienz charged Monday - additional details released

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man charged with shooting a prosecutor and witness after he was found guilty of a sex crime told authorities he planned to hurt the prosecutor if convicted to give him &

Dianel Schlienz, Booking photo

Schlienz charged with premeditated attempted murder.

Daniel Schlienz, 42, of Grand Marais, was charged today in St. Louis County District Court with two counts of premeditated attempted first-degree murder.


Schlienz to be arraigned today in St. Louis County

The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal reports this morning that the man accused in Thursday’s shooting and struggle in the Cook County Courthouse is remorseful for what happened.

Rita Plourde

WTIP’s Dec. Third Thursday broadcast features Clinic CEO Rita Plourde

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a not-for-profit Community Health Center that has called Grand Marais home since 1979. For most of that time one woman has been at the helm.

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