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Jay Arrowsmith Decoux (left) and Jeff "J." Niesen

The Beginnings of the "Artworks" Artists' Co-op

Artworks is a forthcoming artists' co-operative in Cook County that is the brainchild of Grand Marais mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux and local artist J. Neisen.

Erin Denny and Lexi Bruno train for their journey. Submitted photo

Two Minnesota women plan to paddle entire shoreline of Lake Superior in kayaks

A pair out of Duluth will attempt to paddle around Lake Superior this summer on sea kayaks.

Pie Place Cafe

Community Conversations: The Pie Place Cafe and Cookbook

Carl Solander talks to Jeremy and Plaumy Chase, owners of the Pie Place Cafe, as well as Kathy Rice, author of the Pie Place Cookbook.


Sue Dittus makes the big jump on her 80th

On May 20 Grand Marais resident Sue Dittus turned 80. To celebrate, she jumped from an airplane at 5,000 feet.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sue on "Daybreak."

Rita Plourde

Sliding scale changes at Sawtooth Mt. Clinic

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic needs sliding scale recipients to re-enroll because of some changing federal requirements.

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.