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taconite pellets

New report highlights mining economy

A new report shows mining, processing and shipping taconite is responsible for 30 percent of the gross regional product in northeastern Minnesota.

Radio kids

Weekend News Roundup for February 9

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Vikings drop 2 to Polar Bears, Mariners split with Wrens in high school basketball

The Floodwood Polar Bears visited Cook County Friday night and took two varsity basketball wins home with them.

Winter white-out

Winter storm bears down on Arrowhead

There is a significant winter storm headed our way beginning Sunday afternoon. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about a lot of snow and blowing winds.

Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk weighs in on moose, guns and the Gov's budget

The Governor’s budget proposals, moose hunting and gun legislation. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Tom Bakk earlier today about the Minnesota legislative session so far.


Viking girls win at basketball; SBA girls hockey and CCHS Nordic ski seasons come to an end

Leah Utities cut loose for 22 points as the Cook County Vikings beat Duluth Marshall Thursday night, 65-46, in a game played at the high school gym in Grand Marais.


Moose population drops dramatically; no hunting season

A recently completed aerial survey of moose in northeastern Minnesota indicates the rate of population decline has accelerated dramatically.

Sen. Charles "Chuck" Wiger

Sen. Wiger talks about moose, budget and gun legislation

Sen. Chuck Wiger represents District 43 in the Minnesota Legislature. His district includes parts of Ramsey and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities Metro.