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ThompsonGas, which owns Como Oil and Propane, has purchased North Shore Oil and Propane

ThompsonGas acquires second fuel provider on the North Shore

On March 22, WTIP learned that ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, had acquired North Shore Oil & Propane, based in Silver Bay.
 


Flashlight courtesy of Cezary Borysiuk, Flickr

Power restored in Maple Hill area

**UPDATE**  Arrowhead Electric has announced that power has been restored to the Maple Hill area of Grand Marais. All customers should have power.


Sawtooth Bluff planning included looking at maps of the area

Community members get first look at Sawtooth Bluff plan

For several months, government officials and some citizens have been working on plans for the Sawtooth Bluff area in Grand Marais, a 640-acre site that includes rugged cliffs, forest land and a fen.


Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown at WTIP in Grand Marais

WTIP announces leadership transition

WTIP Executive Director Debbie Benedict, who’s been at the helm since 2001, is retiring from her position as of June 1.


Man found deceased at Golden Eagle Lodge

Just after 5 p.m., on Sunday, March 25, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Golden Eagle Lodge on Flour Lake on the Gunflint Trail.


Joe Radinovich

Congressional Candidate Radinovich on key issues facing 8th District

Joe Radinovich is a former DFL legislator and is currently running for Congress in the 8th District.  Radinovich spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about his stance on a number of topics across t


The Kekekabic Trail can be challenging in summer or winter

Once thought missing, hiker talks Kekekabic Trail conditions

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office was contacted just after 8 p.m. on March 16 to inform them of a possible missing person.


Rob Ecklund

Ecklund sponsored bill could impact wild rice in Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota lawmakers are advancing new legislation at the Capitol that could change current water quality standards designed to protect wild rice in the state.


Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort

2018 shipping season begins on Lake Superior

The anticipated departure of six vessels this week signals a strong start to the 2018 commercial shipping season for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region.


The Kekekabic Trail can be challenging in summer or winter

Update: Hiker thought missing on Kekekabic Trail found safe

Update: The hiker presumed missing during the weekend of March 16-18 was found safe without needing rescue assistance.