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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 14

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Fishing in the BWCAW

Everything one needs to know about portage trails, campfires and the Fishing Opener

It is the Fishing Opener this weekend in Minnesota, which likely means increased traffic in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and throughout the Superior National Forest.


Ahna Schulte spins the famous game-show wheel

Former Grand Marais resident shares details of Wheel of Fortune experience

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs spoke with Ahna Schulte about her recent appereance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune. 


Bob Pranis at Office Outpost in downtown Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

New video conference centers and office aim to expand Cook County communications

A collection of video-conferencing centers and a new office space in downtown Grand Marais have been created to further expand communications in the region.


Dry conditions this year have fire officials on high alert. Photo by Matt Herberg

DNR fire official talks conditions, etiquette as Fishing Opener approaches

Warm and dry conditions to start the month of May have officials from a variety of government agencies, in addition to outdoor enthusiasts, on high alert with regard to fire danger in northeastern Min


Jerry Hiniker at the Vinyl Nook. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Record shop opens in downtown Grand Marais

A new record shop has opened in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with the owner of the Vinyl Nook.
 


Opener 2016?

For the opener: rain, wind and...snow!

Finally rain, and more on the way for the opening fishing weekend, and with it a little wind, a little snow is possible.


Buhl Village Hall in Buhl, Minnesota.

Cook County officials seek to remove boys from Mesabi Academy after reports of abuse, maltreatment

A recent and ongoing investigative series from American Public Media into the Mesabi Academy, which is a juvenile corrections facility on the Iron Range, has brought a string of reaction and emotion t


An aircraft fights a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota. Photo by Matt Herberg

Drones, private airplanes not a welcome sight near wildfires

Over the last few days, there have been at least two intrusions in northern Minnesota involving the invasion of restricted airspace from people attempting to get near wildfires – one was a priva


Silver Creek in Lake County

Spring Along the North Shore: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Spring in northeast Minnesota often starts out with dirty snow and cool temperatures. But the season can also be full of color and the promise of summer.