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Michelle Lee

Congressional Candidate Lee shares thoughts on issues facing the 8th

Michelle Lee is a former Duluth television news anchor in Duluth and is now seeking the DFL nomination for Congress in the 8th District.  Lee recently spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about why


Burn pile

DNR encourages homeowners to compost, not burn

In an effort to prevent wildfires, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges woodland property owners to compost their yard waste rather than burn it.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for March 31

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Border Patrol collars seven at I-Falls. PolyMet building costs climb.


The Grand Marais Fire Department and Public Utilities crew responded to the call

Grand Marais Fire Department responds to kitchen fire at GunFlint Tavern

Just after 5 p.m. this evening, March 29, an emergency call went out to the Grand Marais Fire Department to respond to a kitchen fire at the GunFlint Tavern in downtown Grand Marais.


Secretary/Treasurer candidate April McCormick, Committee Person I Candidate Briand Morrison

Grand Portage primary election on April 3

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is holding a primary election on Tuesday, April 3.


ThompsonGas, which owns Como Oil and Propane, has purchased North Shore Oil and Propane

ThompsonGas acquires second fuel provider on the North Shore

On March 22, WTIP learned that ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, had acquired North Shore Oil & Propane, based in Silver Bay.
 


Flashlight courtesy of Cezary Borysiuk, Flickr

Power restored in Maple Hill area

**UPDATE**  Arrowhead Electric has announced that power has been restored to the Maple Hill area of Grand Marais. All customers should have power.


Sawtooth Bluff planning included looking at maps of the area

Community members get first look at Sawtooth Bluff plan

For several months, government officials and some citizens have been working on plans for the Sawtooth Bluff area in Grand Marais, a 640-acre site that includes rugged cliffs, forest land and a fen.


Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown at WTIP in Grand Marais

WTIP announces leadership transition

WTIP Executive Director Debbie Benedict, who’s been at the helm since 2001, is retiring from her position as of June 1.


Man found deceased at Golden Eagle Lodge

Just after 5 p.m., on Sunday, March 25, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Golden Eagle Lodge on Flour Lake on the Gunflint Trail.