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Bent Paddle beer ban continues to stir issues in Silver Bay

The issue of Bent Paddle Beer being removed from the city-owned liquor store in Silver Bay continues to stir controversy. This time, it comes in the form of a new fire truck.


Forest (Travis Novitsky)

'Walleye' cover story focuses on boreal forest and climate change

Dr. Julee Boan, who is a wildlife official from Thunder bay and is also the author of the cover story for the April issue of the Walleye. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Dr.


Radio Craft magazine

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 16

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


Mark Norquist in the BWCAW while filming "Fish Out of Water"

Minnesota filmmaker wins 'Sigurd F. Olson Award'

Minnesota filmmaker and outdoor advocate Mark Norquist was recently presented the Sigurd F. Olson Award by the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers organization.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken introduces Zika virus legislation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have characterized the Zika virus as scarier than initially thought. Sen.


Lake Superior spring

It'll take some time, but spring is around the corner

Slow but sure. Spring is coming this weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller


Mary Somnis

EDA appoints Mary Somnis as director

 The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) appointed Mary Somnis as its new executive director.


EDA President Howard Hedstrom

EDA hires new director

The Joint Economic Development Authority has a new director in Mary Somnis and long-time EDA member and past president, Mark Sandbo has left the board.


Moheb Soliman

Grand Marais Public Library hosts presentation on "A Great Lakes Vista"

Poet and performance artist, Moheb Soliman talks about “HOMES – A Great Lakes Vista” with WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson.