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George Crosby Manitou State Park vista

Polar explorer Will Steger talks about Upper Manitou Forest Preserve

At the beginning of November, The Nature Conservancy purchased 240 acres of old growth forest near the George H. Crosby Manitou State Park from Polar explorer Will Steger.

Winter on the Cascade by Travis Novitsky

Free Park Friday returns to the North Shore on Nov. 25

Rather than spending the day after Thanksgiving shopping indoors, Minnesotans are once again being encouraged to spend their Black Friday (Nov.

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WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

Cook County Law Enforcement Report

Bobcat on left, cougar on right.

Cougar or bobcat? DNR talks northern Minnesota sighting

A young Minnesota hunter reported his encounter with two mountain lions fighting earlier this month near the Iron Range.

Trail through the trees

Plans continue for off-road vehicle trail across northern Minnesota

If you like to ride on backcountry roads, a new off-road vehicle trail stretching across northern Minnesota could be of interest. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on the proposed trail. 

Radio magazine

Weekend News Roundup for November 19

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

Storm damaged car in Grand Marais

Winter storm topples trees, motorists cautioned

The National Weather Service predicted wind gusts of up to 50 mph Friday, Nov. 18, and apparently that was the case this afternoon.

North Shore Health

Hospital considers new care requirements

The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services has revised policies for long-term care facilities – something that hasn’t been done since 1991.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with North

Craig Horak

Craig Horak is new Tofte supervisor

Longtime Tofte Supervisor Paul James resigned from the town board at the beginning of November. Craig Horak has been appointed to complete his term.

Winter storm

First big weather and snow slated for this weekend

The first big storm and snowfall is expected this weekend. High winds and heavy wet snow could bring downed trees and powerlines inland from the shore.