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Steelhead

DNR fish specialist gives update on North Shore steelhead

The results from a collaborative steelhead genetics study on Minnesota's North Shore streams and rivers confirmed that hybridization between steelhead and stocked Kamloops rainbow trout is indeed


"Lucy"

The story behind Johnson's Foods mysterious statue

WTIP's Will Moore finds out what's up with the statue of a woman that has mysteriously appeared near Johnson's Foods in Grand Marais.


Sugarbush operator Bob LaMettry hard at work.

WTIP takes a tour of a local maple syrup operation

Warmer days and still-cool nights are ideal for maple syrup collection. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence visits a local sugarbush to find out how the season is going. 


Early spring

Weather edges toward spring

Temps in the 40’s by the lake, 50’s over the ridge, during the day and no precip in sight.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart ab


Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson on permit to carry and possible shooting range

Cook County has always been ranked right up at the top of the state in number of handgun permits to carry per capita.


Army Veteran Erik Packard in the BWCAW in March 2017

Veteran finds healing power of wilderness in the Boundary Waters

Erik Packard is a Minnesota resident and an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Not long after his last tour ended, Erik began suffering from PTSD and depression.


Changes could be coming for State and Tribal court interaction

Tribal and State courts consider changes to better work together

A Minnesota Supreme Court advisory committee is reviewing the manner in which Minnesota courts recognize tribal court orders and judgments. A public hearing was held in St.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for April 1

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Spring burning restrictions are on. Illegal birch harvesting is on the increase.


Trout Bay

Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect Big Trout Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada made a major land conservation announcement in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, March 29.


Fire restrictions begin

Spring burning restrictions begin in state

With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state today.