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Deer tick

Watch for deer ticks this summer

It’s deer tick season and that means taking extra precautions against Lyme disease. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Regional Epidemiologist Amy Westbrook..


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GM Garden Club's 79th Annual Flower Show this Friday

The Grand Marais Garden Club’s 79th Annual Flower Show is Friday, July 19, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.


Commissioners Hakes, Martinson and Hall

Possible wheelage tax discussed at county

Permit and penalty fees, a possible wheelage tax, leveling the vacation and resort rental permit playing field and a new walkway at the tennis courts.


Sen. Al Franken

Senate tries again to keep lower student loan rates

The interest rate on Stafford student loans is now twice what it was before the first of July. Congressional inaction is the major reason. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


Linda Jurek Kratt

CCVB names new director

The Cook County Visitor's Bureau (CCVB) has hired Linda Jurek Kratt to replace outgoing executive director Sally Nankivell.


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Slowly summer slips in

Summer is having hard time getting here in force, but this week after a damp start, should start looking up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dean Melde.


Radio News magazine

Weekend News Roundup for July 6

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


Col. William Colvill

Col. William Colvill, a hero at the Battle of Gettysburg

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with former director of the Cook County Historical Society, Pat Zankman about the man for whom the town of Colvill was named.


Gunflint District Ranger Nancy Larson

When hiking: Be Prepared!

Pre-planning your hiking trip whether for a day or several days, is that important first step of the journey.


On the grill

Summer means time to grill, and grill safely

The 4th of July holiday ushers in full blown summer, and that means outdoor cooking! WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Portage Emergency Management Director Mike Keyport about safe grilling.