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Open burning restrictions lifted in state

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is lifting restrictions on open burning statewide, thanks to the cooler, wet weather.

Commissioner Sue Hakes

County board to act on Grand Portage law enforcement

The Cook County board met and discussed among other things, ice real and synthetic, budgets and law enforcement in Grand Portage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Sue Hakes.

Great Expectations School

Peter James talks about Great Expectations School activities

Great Expectations School held their board meeting early due to the up-coming MEA vacation.

ISD166 campus

ISD166 school board poised to make administrative cuts decision

After nearly eight months of discussion and many hours of deliberation, the ISD166 school board could make a major administrative decision on Oct. 18.

Black bear

Two big game seasons end this weekend; numbers down

Both the bear and moose seasons end on Sunday, Oct. 16. According to DNR Assistant Area Wildlife Manager Dave Ingebrigtsen, harvest numbers are down.

Great Lakes from space

Mercury levels mostly down in Great Lakes

A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recen

Amy and Dave in their winter mode

North American Odyssey nearly over

On Earth Day, April 22, 2010, Cook County’s Dave and Amy Freeman of the Wilderness Classroom Organization began an 11,000 mile expedition, traveling across North America by kayak, canoe, and dog


Cool, wet weather helps in fight of Pagami Creek Fire

Firefighters in northern Minnesota continue to battle a wildfire that started in August in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and continues to burn over nearly 145 square miles.

Working on the Pagami Creek Fire

Pagami Creek Fire Update -Saturday, Oct. 8

The Pagami Creek Fire remains at 92,682 acres and is 71% contained. Aircraft were able to keep the fire’s forward progress in check on Friday.

No campfires

Campfire restrictions in the Northeast are back in force

Fire danger across Minnesota currently ranges from high to extreme.  This means that wildfires can easily start and spread quickly.