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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves, mines, elections and a murder in Tofte.…all this and more in the week’s news.

Tofte shooter pleads not guilty by self-defense

A Finland, Minnesota, resident pled not guilty by reason of self-defense during a hearing Friday morning in District Court in Grand Marais to a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Bloomingto

North Shore waterfall

New book features North Shore waterfalls

A new book released by Northern Wilds publishing company in Grand Marais is titled “Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore & More.” WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with on

Kirk Bigby

Bigby charged in Tofte shooting, arraignment today

A Finland, Minnesota, resident has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Bloomington man as the result of a shooting in the parking lot of Bluefin Bay Grille in Tofte, the early mor

Cook County courthouse

Victim ID’d from Bluefin Bay shooting

The victim from the shooting that took place on December 9, at the Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte has been identified as Marcus Lee Roberts, age 35 from Bloomington MN.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

City to set levy and completes employee contract negotiations

The City of Grand Marais has settled a union contract with employees and agreed upon a levy for the coming year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

Shoveling snow

Cooler weather and snow in the forecast

Snow is back in the forecast, along with colder weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about maybe winter at last.

Kirk Lee Bigby

Suspect named in Bluefin Bay Resort shooting

An arrest has been made and charges filed in the shooting incident that took place early this morning at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte.

Voters wonder why their write-in wasn’t reported

The Secretary of State’s office reported 56 write-in votes for the Tuesday Special Election, handily won by DFLer Rob Ecklund of International Falls.

Rob Ecklund

Ecklund looks ahead as new District 3-A representative

Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund won the House District 3-A seat in the Tuesday Special Election.