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Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte

Increased security at Tofte church following threats

The Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, has received several threatening letters. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating due to the nature of the threats.

Grand Marais Liquor Store wine display

Grand Marais Liquor Store top in the state for sales

The Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store always seems to be busy. A recent report from Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto bears that out.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Save the Boundary Waters Campaign regroups with new approach

By some accounts, October was a challenging month for the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.

Hedstrom Lumber Company

Howard Hedstrom on timber tariff changes

The U.S. Department of Commerce has said it has concluded that imports of Canadian softwood lumber are being unfairly subsidized. In a statement released Nov.

Cook County Sheriff's Office

Fire destroys home in Hovland near Highway 61

The Hovland and Colvill Fire Departments, along with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Ambulance, responded to a structure fire at 5774 Highway 61 in Hovland overnight.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for November 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Sea lampreys are on the increase in Lake Superior. Two-time candidate Stewart Mills decline to face Rep.

Deer hunters heading out

Deer rifle hunting season starts Saturday

Half a million hunters are expected to take part in Minnesota’s firearms deer season that begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Superintendent Bill Crandall visits with meeting attendees

Full house for ISD 166 community engagement meeting

About 50 people crowded into the Jane Mianowski Conference Room in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for a gathering dubbed a “Community Engagement Meeting.”

Recent storms force shipping routes closer to shore

The winter storm that came through our area Oct. 27 and 28 kicked up plenty of waves in Lake Superior, and altered many shipping routes.