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Another sample of student art on display.

Student art on display at Johnson Heritage Post

The Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery and Cook County Schools joined forces to produce the annual Student Art Exhibit at the gallery in downtown Grand Marais.


Firefighters from all departments practice their skills in a propane fire drill.

Cook County Emergency Services Conference under way in Grand Marais

The Cook County Emergency Services Conference is under way in Grand Marais today. The waterfront at the boat launch at the Grand Marais Recreation Park is currently the scene of a live fire exercise.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for April 29

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. An ice storm swept up the shore. Tourism was important to the Grand Portage National Monument.


Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais wins 'best small town in Midwest' contest

On April 28, it was announced that Grand Marais was voted the winner of the “Best Midwestern Small Town” contest sponsored by 10 Best Readers’ Choice, a division of the travel arm of


Spanish class students from ISD 166 at Concordia Language Villages. Photo by Amy Henrikson

Students from Spanish class at ISD 166 attend language camp

A group of ISD 166 students enrolled in Spanish at the local school attended a language camp at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji from April 20-23.


Buildings are being moved from the future site of the city's public work facilitiy.

City Council hires subcontractors for public works project

The Grand Marais City Council meeting met April 26th.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

City moves ahead on Public Works building

The City of Grand Marais has moved ahead on its Public Works facility and the accompanying bonding.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: April 27

Rachel, Noah, and Molly report the latest school news.

Click here for more school news. 


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund on lead shot, two lines and imported minnows

The House has a bill that would prevent the DNR from issuing new rules restricting lead shot.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.


Skywarn training

Who: 
National Weather Service
Where: 
Silver Bay Veterans’ Home
When: 
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thomas Spence took this picture of a turkey passing through his yard.

Turkeys spotted on the North Shore

Photographer Thomas Spence had an unusual visitor to his Tofte yard. After Spence posted a photo of a wild turkey on his Facebook page, multiple other sightings of the birds were reported.


Rena Rogers at the podium during Tuesday's press conference. All photos by Rhonda Silence

County officially unveils new logo, focuses on communication policy

Improved communication and a look at the new county logo were among the highlights during several meetings in the Cook County Commissioners room on Tuesday, April 25th. 


North Woods Naturalist: Spring takeover

Although springs seems to keep coming and going, naturalist Chel Anderson reassures us that we are closing in on spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen learns more in this interview.


Commissioner Bursheim

Emergency Management and Public Information department discussed

At the recent county board meeting, commissioners heard an annual report from county engineer Dave Betts.


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