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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.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Summer heats up and stays dry

The summer we all wished for is here, but perhaps more than what we had wanted. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christensen about hot and dry.

Marcia Hyatt and Beth Faraone in "Dix Tableau."

GM Playhouse production of "Dix Tableau" on now

The Grand Marais Playhouse production of "Dix Tableau," directed by Susan Kelnberger, opened on Thursday, August 22, and will run through September 1.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

New security screening at ISD166

School starts Sept. 3, so lots of housekeeping issues were discussed at the recent ISD166 board meeting.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Summer takes shape on the Shore

Summer is late, but great. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about warm weather and the promise of a mild fall.

Mike, Jr.

Weekend News Roundup for August 17

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. Emerald ash borers have been found in Superior, Wisconsin.

Black bear

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.