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Abby Tofte

For young EDA board member, affordable housing is key issue

Abby Tofte is a new member of the Economic Development Authority’s board. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Abby about younger voices in local affairs.


Poplar River valley

New Findings Show Poplar River Sediment Reduced by 35%

Lutsen, MN – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provided updated data trends on sediment in the Poplar River to the Poplar River Management Board in February.


Listening together

Weekend News Roundup for February 16

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. A lawsuit to stop the Lake Superior region wolf hunts has been filed.


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Cook County/Silver Bay takes fifth in State Alpine Meet

 Cook County/Silver Bay took fifth in the Minnesota State Alpine Ski Meet yesterday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Land exchange stirs debate at county board

Land purchases and land exchanges were part of the agenda at this week’s county board meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo Kirk.


Mark Sandbo

EDA: Superior National to add a few acres

New members, new officers and new committees at the EDA. WTIP’s Jay Andersen also spoke with Chairman Mark Sandbo about new land at the golf course and a new resident at the business park.


Charles Skinner, one of the founding members of the new Chamber, addresses the audience.

New County Chamber of Commerce gathering draws a crowd

More than 50 local business people and managers turned out for the launch of the new Cook County Chamber of Commerce  Tuesday, Feb. 12th at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.

Gray wolf

Animal welfare groups launch wolf hunt lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS — The Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to restore federal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region tha


taconite pellets

New report highlights mining economy

A new report shows mining, processing and shipping taconite is responsible for 30 percent of the gross regional product in northeastern Minnesota.