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A photo taken on New Year's Day in Chippewa City

Walking the Old Road: The Happy New Year Tradition

The Happy New Year Tradition is the first segment in a new ongoing series called Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa.

Crunchy snow covers everything at Magnetic North

Magnetic North Dec. 31, 2009: Snow and Ice

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the first decade of the millennium is slip-sliding away on a solid sheet of ice.

The St. Francis Xavier Church in Chippewa City, photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.

Walking the Old Road

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Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa is a monthly series told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City.
Sheriff Mark Falk

Cook County Sheriff looks back on 2009

In general it was an eventful year for Cook County law enforcement, including storms and stand-offs. But looking back on the Christmas holiday, Sheriff Mark Falk says overall it was a “good Christmas, with only two domestic incidents and neither of those resulted in an arrest.”

Citizen band radio

West End News Dec. 30, 2009

One more time, West End folks have demonstrated their generosity and their support for the Birch Grove Foundation.

Most lakes up the trail are well frozen

Nosey Rosey Dec. 30, 2009

Aaahh ROOOO!  This is Nosey Rosey for WTIP Comyoooonity radio, where even old dogs get air time.  (pant-pant) 

Cross country skiing

New entity formed to manage Banadad ski trail

The 28 kilometer long Banadad Trail is under new management. After 20 years of managing the trail system, Ted Young of Boundary Country Trekking is handing the job over to the newly formed non-profit Banadad Trail Association.

Forest Blue...George Washington Pines

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken at George Washington Pines, up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais. View more winter images in Stephan Hoglund's gallery.

Gunflint Pines by Stephan Hoglund

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Behind the Work: Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen is a polar explorer.

Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

ISD166 school district faces big budget cuts

Cook County Schools will start the new year facing some difficult issues. The ISD166 School Board has raised the property tax levy, but Superintendent Beth Schwarz says it won’t be enough to counter the shifts and cuts coming from the state. Staff and program reductions are on the table as is a four-day week – and an operating referendum is all but certain in 2010.


Weekend News Wrap Dec. 26

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


County board considers adding a new staff position

Back in 1976 Cook County floated a referendum to establish a county administrator position to help streamline and re-organize county government. The issue failed. Since then the laws have changed and there’s no longer a need for voter approval.

Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth number up in county

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) caught more than twice the number of gypsy moths this year over last year – most of them in the northeastern part of the state. Nearly all the trapped moths were caught in St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties.



On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve acknowledges his addiction to coffee.

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