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Trail through the trees

June 9 workshop addresses which trees to plant on your land

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 9, a number of local agencies will be hosting a workshop for land owners who want information on planting trees on their property.


the "bullseye"

Tick Talk with Amy Marie Schmidt

Summertime is tick time and we have two varieties here. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with nurse Amy Marie Schmidt about wood ticks and deer ticks.


Silver Bay

Non-compete clause could keep Dollar General out of Silver Bay

Dollar General made a request of Silver Bay city officials to include a non-compete clause with regard to a potential store along Highway 61.


Participants in the DNR Firearms Safety course practice under the watchful eye of instructor Paul Eiler. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Firearm safety course prepares local youth for hunting

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers courses to certify youth for safe and legal hunting in the state. The youth classroom course is designed for ages 11-15.


John Praxmarer finishes the La Grand Du Nord bike race. Photo by Martha Marnocha

Cook County bike race considered a success

The Le Grand du Nord Bike Race took place in Cook County and Grand Marais on Saturday during the holiday weekend.


Memorial Day event in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Memorial Day event at Cook County Courthouse draws large crowd

An event was held at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday morning, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. WTIP's Joe Friedrichs has this report. 


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Vikings baseball coach optimistic as playoffs arrive

The Cook County Vikings baseball team ended the regular season Wednesday, May 25 with a 14-4 victory over Silver Bay. The Vikings finished the regular season 11-4.


Dollar General

Future of Dollar General along North Shore remains in question

Where just six months ago it appeared likely there could be two Dollar General stores between Silver Bay and Grand Marais, there are now uncertainties if any will be built. WTIP’s Joe Fried


Gitchi-Gami Trail

Bonding bill creates possible roadblock for North Shore trail

Despite a lack of state funding pouring in this year, officials with the Gitchi-Gami State Trail remain optimistic about the ongoing project.


Judy Erickson

Some of the Chamber's priorities in bonding bill are on hold

With the legislative bonding bill in limbo, some of the Cook County Chamber’s initiatives are stalled, but a few items managed to get through the session.