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Sun and Rain

Warm but sometimes wet weather for the week

This week we’ll see alternating weather systems – warm, wet, warm, wet, etc.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 20

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The transportation tax hearing turns into a Pike Lake Road protest.


Photo courtesy of the Denis Sullivan.

Education aboard the Denis Sullivan

The tall ship Denis Sullivan is often used as a platform for education by the Minnesota Sea Grant. As the vessel headed to Duluth, WTIP's Matthew Brown spoke with two teachers sailing on the ship.


Tessa Larson, Matt Nesheim and Avery the dog

Family and friends of Grand Marais resident make journey to Hudson Bay more meaningful

The Journey 4 Renewal Team featuring Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson completed their canoe journey from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay this summer.


Late summer

Rain on and off, then sun...but it feels like fall

We’ll be experiencing some on and off rain until Sunday. Afterwards the sun returns for a few days, but the temps will be cooler.


Andy Butter, left, with his running associates Allissa Stutte and Evan Flom

Grand Marais resident completes run around Lake Superior

The trio of young adventurers who spent the summer running around Lake Superior pushing a baby stroller have completed their 1,300-mile mission.


The Mist of Avalon was a huge hit at Rendezvous Days.

An interview with Captain Jason Bolt

The Mist of Avalon is a Toronto based schooner that's been making its way down the north shore of Lake Superior.


DNR staff pull up a gill net on Two Island Lake. All photos by Joe Carlson

Local fishing guide questions DNR's approach of gill net surveys

Some local fishermen have voiced concern recently regarding the DNR’s gill net surveys used annually on area lakes.


The Mist of Avalon. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Mist of Avalon draws large crowds to Rendezvous Days

The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.


ISD 166 campus

New assistant principal talks preschool funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.