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Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

North Shore residents share experiences from volunteering in National Parks

Two Cook County women have been volunteering their services at America’s National Parks and other places of notoriety across the country.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Fire news again dominated the week. Mesabi Academy is set to close.

Tessa Larson ties a Little Cleo to her fishing line. All photos by Maggie Friedrichs

Paddlers heading from Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay explore value of fishing

Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson was hoping to learn a few fishing tips before her big trip from Seagull Lake all the way to Hudson Bay this summer.

Forest fire aftermath

Local Forest Service fire manager discusses prescribed burn policy

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Patty Johnson, the fire management officer for the Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts, about why prescribed burns are orchestrated when fire danger is high in t


Prescribed burn near Ely now classified as wildfire

A prescribed burn started by the United States Forest Service just west of Ely has escaped and is now considered a wildfire.

Buhl Village Hall in Buhl, Minnesota.

Mesabi Academy set to close in wake of allegations

Mesabi Academy announced Thursday that it will close its program located on the Iron Range and transition youth at the facility back to their placing agency by the end of June, according to a release

A Cook County ditch

County administrator talks rights of way, School House Road issue

An issue involving road access and use along the School House Road off of the Gunflint Trail has led to discussion amongst Cook County Staff and the Board of Commissioners regarding policy for rights


Local octogenarian skydives to celebrate birthday

To celebrate her 80th birthday on May 20, Grand Marais resident Sue Dittus will jump out of an airplane. Wtip's Jay Andersen spoke with Sue about her jump on "Daybreak."

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken introduces legislation to keep high imported steel tariffs

Legislation is being introduced to keep a level playing field for imported steel. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.

Early spring

It's beginning to look a lot like Spring

A beautiful spring weekend is in store, with a little rain leading into what looks like a nice week ahead.