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Smoke from the Ham Lake Fire up the Gunflint Trail. Photo by John Silliman

North Shore nearing critical fire weather conditions

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Red Flag Warning regarding fire conditions for Friday afternoon due to gusty northwest winds and low relative humidity.


North Shore Hospital

Conversations on Health and Well Being

Death and dying, these are topics not openly discussed in the dominant American culture.  And yet, each of us will deal with death and ultimately face our own. What is a good death?


ATV safety training 2018 - DNR Conservation Officer Mary Manning supervises a student on a sidehill

ISD 166 students complete ATV safety training

The sixth-grade students at School District 166 weathered a drizzly morning on Monday, April 30 to complete their Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety certi


Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr talks about mental health awareness concert

Last week saw a number of notable Northland musicians come out in support of a concert supporting mental health awareness put on by LetsTalk MN.


Image courtesy of Copper Development Association

Recycled copper a key source in renewable-energy development

Here in northeastern Minnesota, the mining of copper and precious metals from the earth remains a conversation that stirs passion from environmentalists, politicians, workers on the Iron Range and man


Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom

Prescription Drug Take Back Nets Over 130 Pounds of Medication

Over 130 pounds of unwanted medication was collected in Cook County and Grand Portage through the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take Back program - an increase over the 125 poun


Matthew Baxley and Lindsey Gau

New climbing team aims to get youth outdoors

The North Shore Youth Climbing Team was started in 2017, with the goal to offer ongoing opportunities for local youth to get outside and climb under professional supervision and instruction.


Mitch Dorr

ISD 166 Administrator Mitch Dorr talks recent coaching hires

Last month WTIP reported on the hiring of three new head coaches at ISD 166 for the 2018-19 school year.  The new coaches will be: 


Cook County Dog Mushers

Working to continue the tradition of sled dogs, sled dog racing and sled dog-related activities in Cook County. 

Spring stream

North Woods Naturalist: Finally Spring

It's finally feeling like spring.  WTIP's talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about the different ways we know it's springtime.  


The Saints of Circumstance

The Saints of Circumstance perform on The Roadhouse

The northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse to play their unique blend of music they call "Granolacana", a mix of  Americana/Roots, Country-Blues, Hi


Spring brings wildfire concerns

At about 7:30 last night, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a party wondering if a burn permit had been issued for anyone in the Devil Track Lake area as they thought they sm


Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band release debut album

The Plucked Up String Band recently released their debut album, "Rooftop to Floor" They stopped by The Roadhouse to celebrate the release, chat with host Dave and Brian about the process, an


Emergency managers, past and present - Valerie Marasco, Jim Wiinanen and Nancy Koss

Emergency Management -- changes and an award

Each year at the Cook County Emergency Services Conference, the emergency services community honors some of its members.


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