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Campfires restricted

Lightning starts more fires in BWCAW

Lightning has touched off more wildfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Commissioner Tony Sertich

Sertich views renewable project in Silver Bay

There’s a sustainable green energy project starting up in Silver Bay.    WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Tony Sertich of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitat

Ely area fire. Photo: USFS

BWCAW fire slowly grows near Ely

A fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness about 12 miles northwest of Ely continued to slowly grow Tuesday.

2012 Radio Waves

Forecast looking good for Radio Waves weekend

The week ahead looks fairly dry with just a possibility of sprinkles on and off. The Radio Waves Music Festival gets a big “Go Ahead”.

Fire danger continues

BWCAW fire burns near Ely

Crews were battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely on Sunday evening.

Radio Girl

Weekend News Roundup for September 1

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

Door card key

Lodging tax revenues for July stay steady

Lodging tax revenues for the seventh month of 2012 were up compared to July of last year county-wide.

Braidy Powers

Voter ID Amendment presents logistical and financial issues for county

On November 6, Minnesota voters will make their choice on a Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.

Small grass fire

Elevated fire levels exist for Labor Day weekend

Elevated fire risk conditions are one for the Labor Day weekend. Both the DNR and Forest Service are reminding campers to be extra careful with campfires this holiday.

Road work

Construction continues on I-35 between Duluth, Twin Cities

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.