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Lake Superior-North Watershed

MPCA: Watershed contains some of the least polluted waters

The Lake Superior-North Watershed covers more than a million acres in the Arrowhead from the Baptism River to the Canadian border.


Need a passport? The Grand Marais Post Office can help.

Grand Marais Post Office to host Passport Fair

The Grand Marais Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


A search is under way for a missing camper at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Missing man found at Romance Lake

The Gunflint Trail Fire Department search and rescue team and U.S. Forest Service personnel began conducting a search at about 11 p.m.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 10

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


Robert Deschampe

New commissioner faces campaign violation complaint

 Commissioner-elect Robert “Bobby” Deschampe will take the oath of office on Tuesday, June 13 to become the Cook County District 1 representative.


Birch Grove Community School

West End committee creates a consensus agreement for Birch Grove

After months of meeting, it is hoped that the Birch Grove Task Force Conciliation Committee has developed an agreement that the entire West End community can live with. 


Sue Hakes

Sue Hakes talks about what lies ahead in her political future

Sue Hakes has a long political history in Cook County. She recently formed an exploratory committee in case Rep. Rick Nolan chose to run for Governor rather than stay in Congress.


Log Truck loading birch sawlogs (Eli Sagor/Flickr)

DNR accepting comments for timber sales in 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on possible timber sales in the State and in our area. Rhonda Silence finds out more in this interview. 


Robert Deschampe is the county's new commissioner

An interview with new Commissioner Robert Deschampe

Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers has announced the results of the special election for Cook County Commissioner District 1.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund sums up the end of the legislative session

Though the 2017 Legislature has ended it may not be over until it's over.