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Cook County GO Team presents draft economic vision to community

WTIP’s Kelly Schoenfelder attended last night’s GO Team meeting at St. John's Catholic Church in Grand Marais.


Centerline rumble strip

The rumble grumble gets louder

Centerline rumble strips have been installed on Hwy 61 and some residents east of Grand Marais are not happy. "Livid" is a more proper word.


The Carpenter Ants

Radio Waves Music Festival: Michael Lipton of The Carpenter Ants

In this interview, WTIP's Carah Thomas talks with guitarist Michael Lipton of the West Virginia-based band "The Carpenter Ants." The band is headlining on Saturday night of  WTIP


Amy Marie Schmidt, RN

Start of school means vaccination time

Minnesota requires school children to have certain immunizations, and these early days of the school year mean time for vaccination updates.


Wolf pups

Isle Royale verifies falcon and wolf births

Houghton, MI— Last year marked the first time in 57 years that peregrine falcons, a state listed endangered species, nested and successfully fledged young on Isle Royale.


Comic radio hosts Bob and Ray

Weekend News Roundup for August 31

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


Knife Lake fire

Fire restrictions lifted

After the rain in Cook County last night, the U.S. Forest Service has lifted the fire restrictions that were to go into effect at 12:01 this morning. Campfires are now permitted.


Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario

Small fires burning above Basswood Lake in the Quetico

Two small fires are burning to the west of us in the Quetico Provincial Park.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Fort Francis Fire Operations Supervisor Mike Pistilli (PIS-tilly).


Knife Lake fire

Fires restrictions begin in BWCAW

Fire restrictions will go into effect for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Tofte and Gunflint districts only starting Friday August 30th at 12:01 a.m.


A shot of the current Knife Lake fire

As holiday weekend approaches, fire danger increases

Drier weather means increased fire danger and the Labor Day holiday calls for increased vigilance.