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The new covered, drive-up casino entrance

Long-awaited casino renovation unveiled at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is in the midst of a multi-phased renovation. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, the newly renovated and expanded casino was opened to the public.


Broadcasting "Gang Busters"

Weekend News Roundup for January 28

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The MPCA will change water sulfate standards. Dead netted fish found in Lake Superior.


Lumiere (Aurora Schelmeske) and Babette (Isabella Sparks) practice a dance routine at one of the last play rehearsals.

Grand Marais Playhouse presents The Beauty and The Beast

The Grand Marais Playhouse invites everyone to enjoy the latest youth theater production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.


January

The weather feels a bit more like January

The January thaw is slowly receding and the weather feels more like late January. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Moore


"Couch surfing" - not every homeless person lives on the streets.

AEOA conducts homelessness survey

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is taking part in a national effort to record the number of homeless people in the area.


Rita Plourde

Clinic strategic planning focus is on the "whole person"

It’s strategic planning time at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde about “whole person health care” and new services.


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: Cook County's "Operation Skywatch" during the Cold War era

During the 1950s Cook County participated in "Operation Skywatch" -- a nation-wide organization utilizing local citizens to watch the skies for possible Russian aircraft.


Gunflint Ranger District.jpg

Local Forest Service office aims to save by upgrading Internet capabilities

In a move that will ultimately save taxpayer money, the Gunflint Ranger District office has upgraded its Internet connection capabilities.


Lake Effect performing at the 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival (photo courtesy of WTIP staff)

WTIP announces call for musicians for 2017 Radio Waves

WTIP is pleased to announce the call for musicians for the 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival - scheduled for September 8 to 10, 2017, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Re


Warm winter

Warm January sets records all over state

This stint of continued warm weather is setting records.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart about a long January thaw.