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USFS closes campsites due to bear activity

The U.S. Forest service has today closed all campsites on two lakes in the BWCAW until further notice. The campsites affected are on Caribou and Little Caribou lakes.

Garry Gamble

Commissioners discuss department budgets

It’s budget time for the Cook County commissioners.

Artist's Point

USFS to make improvements to Artist's Point

Call it Artist’s Point, call it Coast Guard Point, but call it the property of The U.S. Forest Service.

Volunteers remove spotted knapweed from the site of the old SeaWall Motel in Grand Marais, Monday, August 12, 2013.

Invasive plant workshops for landowners

The Cook County Invasive Team (CCIT) is sponsoring two Invasive Plant Control and Tree Planting Workshops in Cook County this we

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Weekend News Roundup for August 10

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

YMCA artist rendering

Director gives "virtual tour" of the new "Y"

Tours begin this Friday for the Cook County Community YMCA.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with “Y” Director Emily Marshall about what features are in the new facility.

Park Manager Dave Tersteeg

Park storm runoff system performs well

The Grand Marais Rec Park is summer busy, full for the Fisherman’s Picnic, and the storm water runoff system performed perfectly during the mid-month downpour.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen sp

BWCAW scene

Wilderness canoe trip? Less is better

Plan ahead is always a good motto, especially if you’re planning a trip into the BWCAW.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Forest Service wilderness ranger Cathy Quinn.