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The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: The John Beargrease Sled Dog Race

The 2016 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race will start on January 31. Born in 1858, John Beargrease, was the son of an Anishinaabe chief.


Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff talks ATVs and Beargrease road safety

The yearly ATV road incident report was presented to the county board this week.


Lily Gruber-Schulz. Photo by Michael McHugh.

10 questions with Lily Gruber-Schulz

Earlier this month, Cook County Viking basketball player Lily Gruber-Schulz topped the 1,000-point milestone for her high-school career.


Freezing drizzle

Weather: Drizzle, snow, drizzle again

The weather will continue to be mild for this time of year, however we’ll experience some freezing drizzle before and after a couple inches of snow.


Mark Abrahamson swims the 100-yard breaststroke during a home meet Saturday, Jan. 23

Local swim team hosts meet in Grand Marais

The Cook County Northerns swim team hosted a home meet at the local YMCA on Saturday, Jan. 23. More than 100 people participated in the event.


Tuning in

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 23, 2016

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

The discussion continues over budget reductions at ISD 166

More budget reductions talk at the recent ISD 166 school board meeting.


Kimber Wraalstad

New grants and regs at hospital

New grants and new regulations as well as a new Human Resources Director. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County North Shore Hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


North Shore winter

Nice winter weather ahead

Warmer weather this weekend. Should be a good time to get out and enjoy the winter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Commissioner Gamble

County-MPCA spar over one size fits all septic regs

Key retirement at the county, septic negotiations with the MPCA and local food production opportunities. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Garry Gamble.