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Superintendent Bill Crandall visits with meeting attendees

Full house for ISD 166 community engagement meeting

About 50 people crowded into the Jane Mianowski Conference Room in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for a gathering dubbed a “Community Engagement Meeting.”

Doug Turner's radio near Loon Lake on the Gunflint Trail

Gunflint Trail resident embraces radio for live sporting events

The radio was once considered the primary source for news, sports and entertainment. Doug Turner is a resident of the Gunflint Trail who refuses to turn off that historical notion.

First Snow - Clare Shirley

West End News November 2

West End News 11/2/2017

Recent storms force shipping routes closer to shore

The winter storm that came through our area Oct. 27 and 28 kicked up plenty of waves in Lake Superior, and altered many shipping routes.

Trout fishing opportunities are abundant on inland lakes in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout fishing on inland lakes ends for 2017 season

The 2017 stream trout fishing season on inland Cook County lakes ended at 11 p.m. Oct. 31.

Birch Grove Elementary - School News November 1

School News - Birch Grove Elementary
with Isabelle and Natalia
October 31, 2017

Teacher Michaela was a face-painter for the day

Halloween fun at Birch Grove Community Center

For as long as community members can remember, there has been a Halloween Carnival at the Birch Grove Center in Tofte.

Public being surveyed on upcoming court case

If you’re a Cook County resident and were contacted recently about former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck and his pending court case on criminal charges of child abuse,

Superior National Forest

New ranger takes over at Gunflint station

WTIP's Jay Andersen recently spoke with the new Gunflint District Ranger, Michael Crotteau.  Crotteau took over the position this fall, and spoke about his first impressions of the area,

Gord Ellis, angler, writer and broadcaster, doing what he loves best

Gord Ellis to be inducted to Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Gord Ellis, known locally as a outdoor writer for Northern Wilds, is also a CBC Radio-Canada broadcaster and writer for a number of regional publications.

Superintendent Crandall speaks with citizens after the meeting.

School board hears citizen concerns about racism and bullying

School District 166 held its school board meeting at the Old Log School building in Grand Portage on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

Kao Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir"

Writer Kao Kalia Yang to visit Grand Marais this week for Readers & Writers Festival

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. She joined Ann Possis to share how she approaches her writing. Kalia will be in Grand Marais this week to teach and present at the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. WTIP will broadcast a panel discussion she's on, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the library, on writing about charged topics. Jay Andersen will moderate the event. 

courtesy Bill Hansen

Cook County's Bill Hansen shares tales from Kenya trips

Bill Hansen, active community leader and former longtime owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, spent two weeks in Kenya recently with his son, Adam. He dropped by Studio A to share his adventures.

courtesy Isabelle Groc

Working dogs help to protect wildlife

Isabelle Groc is an environmental writer and conservation photographer based in Vancouver. She recently wrote an article for Ensia about working dogs that help preserve endangered species and other wildlife. CJ Heithoff chatted with Isabelle to learn more.

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Superintendent discusses school board member resignation

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with ISD 166 superintendent Dr.

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