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Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).  Photo by Eric Engbretson, USFWS

Winter stream trout fishing in BWCAW to open Dec. 29

A 2012 Legislative change in fishing regulations will allow winter stream trout fishing on all lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) to open earlier, according to

Let it snow!

A little snow for the season?

Expect a little snow, expect a little cold. In other words it’s December, but not too hard to take. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Commissioner Tony Sertich

IRRRB funds area public works projects

Three north shore projects received funding this week from the IRRRB.
WTIP’s Jay Andersen sdpoke with Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Superintendent talks about school safety

Anytime a school tragedy strikes, we turn to our own schools.

Remembering Sandy Hook

Violence Prevention Center has comments on the Sandy Hook school shooting

In the aftermath of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we focus our attention on our own community.

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Grand Marais Public Library rates five stars

The Grand Marais Public Library has been awarded five-star status. Linda Chappelle and Patsy Ingibrigtsen stopped by WTIP and told AM Community Calendar Host Jana Berka all about the award.

Gray wolves

Northeast zone closes to wolf hunting and trapping Dec. 15

Wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone closed for the remainder of the late season at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Saturday, Dec.

Serious radio listening

Weekend News Roundup for December 15

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Meteorologist: Ice will miss us, snow will not

It looks like the North Shore will not get the ice storm headed for the Duluth area. On the other hand 3 to 5 inches of heavy snow is predicted.

Tim Scannell. Photo: MPR

County Attorney releases apology statement

As reported late last week, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been ordered to stay away from a 17-year-old girl and her parents after being accused of an improper relationship with the girl.