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Grand Marais Senior Center

The Grand Marais Senior Center: not just for seniors

There’s always something going on at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais, and once a month folks from the center visit with us here at WTIP.  Recently, Bill Shaffer and W

Lee and Dan Ross at work in their Hovland studio

Hovland couple at Madison capitol collective bargaining protests

Dan and Lee Ross are artists who make their home in Hovland. They recently returned from a trip to visit family in Madison, Wisconsin where they have often participated in a large art fair.

Great Lakes region

Great Lakes Day - March 2nd

March 2nd is Great Lakes Day.  It’s an event that takes place in Washington D.C.

Bull moose

Moose hunting permits could be halved due to declining population

Officials of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say it is likely they will cut the number of moose hunting permits in half for this fall’s moose season.


Legacy Amendment has historical impact on county

In November of 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to preserve Minnesota’s outdoors as well as its history and cultural heritage.

Sue Futterer

Third Thursday Community Conversation with Sue Futterer

Untold thousands of Minnesotans are vulnerable. They may need assistance with medical issues, food, child care and support, assistance with aging, with disabilities and much more.


Cuts proposed to nursing home funding could hit county

Governor Mark Dayton has proposed the deepest payment cuts in history to Minnesota’s nursing home industry. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this story.

Bill and Cindy Hansen of Sawbill Outfitters release a bobcat that had been living under their deck

Check out Bill Hansen's detailed account of the bobcat catch and release in this week's West End News commentary.

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Vintage portable radio

Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 19

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

Bill caught this picture of the bobcat under his deck! Yikes!

West End News Feb. 18

For many years, my dad, Frank Hansen reported the West End News, first for the Cook County News Herald and in recent years, for WTIP.

Rainbow trout

Local Fish Report for Feb. 18


Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says if we’re talkin’ fishin’ we’re talkin’ trout.

Great Expectations School

Pending budget uncertainty affects local schools, including GES

Legislative uncertainty over education funding can have an effect on small school budgets as well as large ones – including charter schools like Cook County’s Great Expectations.

Cook County Soil and Water

New Soil and Water supervisor for Hovland

Four candidates interested in filling for the Hovland area District 5 Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor vacancy were interviewed by the Cook County SWCD board at a special meeting on Mon

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