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Weekend News Roundup for June 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Far North Shore streams remain healthy. Big laker goes aground in Duluth Harbor.


Lutsen citizens gather at the town hall for meetings on the third Tuesday of each month

Lutsen gets fire and rescue, field reports

The monthly Lutsen township meeting was on Tuesday, June 19.


Sunset on Gaskin Lake, courtesy of Flickr

Forest Service plane responds to medical emergency on Gaskin Lake

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center just before 1 p.m.


The Voyageur II in the Isle Royale Amygdaloid Channel - photo by Ryan Staley

A look at the ferry service from Grand Portage to Isle Royale

This week Isle Royale National Park issued a notice that the park is soliciting proposals for the award of a concession contract to provide ferry transportation service from Grand Portage, M


Boundary Waters portage up the Gunflint Trail. Photo by Amber Kramer

Cook County canoe outfitters suing feds to protect BWCA

A total of nine local and regional businesses, including several in and with direct ties to Cook County, filed a lawsuit against the U.S.


People had mixed emotions to President Trump's visit to Duluth. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

President Trump talks key state issues during Duluth visit

For those who attempted to voice their dislike of President Donald Trump during his rally June 20 in Duluth, the president told one to “go home to his mommy” and that the other “need


Scene outside the Cook County Courthouse June 19. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local residents hear details on motorized 'Border to Border' route

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association, continue to host public discussion


Reservation River dedication event from June 18, 2018. Photo by Jeff Cadwell

Ceremony highlights restoration project on Reservation River

A dedication ceremony took place June 18 on the Reservation River in Cook County regarding a restoration project that was completed in 2017.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks in Cook County during the Ham Lake Fire. Submitted by Sue Weber

Tim Pawlenty talks with WTIP about governor's race

Former two-term Minnesota Republican governor Tim Pawlenty is making another bid in 2018 for one of the state’s highest political posts.  


Cascade River

Stranded hiker rescued from Cascade River

A woman was rescued this morning along the Cascade River after losing her footing while on a hike near the high-flowing waterway.