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Rep. Rick Nolan

Rep. Nolan supports both mining exploration and a clean wilderness

U.S. Representative Rick Nolan believes the 8th District can sustain mining exploration as well as keeping a clean and safe wilderness watershed.

The Visit Cook County team at the Explore Minnesota annual conference

Visit Cook County receives awards during Explore Minnesota conference

Visit Cook County, the tourism organization for Grand Marais and other surrounding communities, received a record-breaking three awards during the Explore Minnesota annual conference.  Linda Jure

Sexual exploitation

February Thursday Community Conversation is on sexual exploitation

There’s more than one kind of safe harbor. One is for boats, the other is for women and girls.  Human trafficking, sexual assault and exploitation.

One of Marathon winner Ryan Anderson's young dogs

The Beargrease experience at Trail Center

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon wrapped up on Wednesday, February 1, but memories of the 2017 race live on.

Ely Memorial High's remarkable 83-year-old cheerleader

Ely Memorial High School has only one cheerleader for their basketball team – but she is very special. WTIP’s Sherrie Lindskog learns more in this interview.


Winter kids

First February weekend will have easy-to-take weather

The weather will slowly start to warm over the next few days, and there may be a little snow as well. Typical February.

Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund: Budget, bonding and bipartisanship

The Legislature is in full swing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.

 About 50 people turned out for one of the first open houses on the Highway 61 redesign in Feb. 2016

City and MnDOT host open house on proposed Highway 61 redesign

Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation have visited Grand Marais several times in preparation for the reconstruction of Highway 61 through the city in 2019.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Ryan Anderson wins 2017 Beargrease

At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, musher Ryan Anderson crossed the finish line to claim first place in the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


MNsure deadline extended to February 8

MNsure enrollment has been extended to February 8 due to new legislation affecting premiums.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with MNsure Navigator Erin Watson .