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Laura and Brian Wilson on their strawberry farm near Hovland. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

North Shore strawberry farm a welcomed slice of paradise

A family owned and operated strawberry farm near Hovland is proving to be a huge success along the North Shore. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently visited the farm and has this report. 


Primary 2016

Primary ballots can confuse mail recipients

A general look of confusion crossed the faces of many Cook County postal patrons when they found a Primary Ballot in their mail boxes recently.


Beth Homa harvests birch bark

Harvesting birch bark with Beth Homa-Style

Beth Homa-Style is a former North House intern and professional birch bark weaver and artisan based out of Minneapolis.


Stage Door: Interview with Sue Hennessy

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.


More than 80 vendors were on hand for the Moose Lake Agate Days. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Agate festival a gem for North Shore residents and beyond

The 47th Annual Agate Days Festival in Moose Lake was held over the weekend. The event features more than 80 vendors and an estimated 3,000 people attended this year.  


A concentrating listener

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A new Human Services director is hired by the county. Cliffs vows to buy Essar Steel.


Members of the Journey 4 Renewal team

Young adventurers continue journey from Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay

Four young women, including Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson, are paddling canoes from the end of the Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay this summer.


Forest Service staff listen to public comment at the Duluth Convention Center. Photo by Ann Possis

North Shore residents attend mining permit 'listening session' in Duluth

A collection of Cook County residents were among the estimated 600 people who attended a public meeting held by the U.S.


Summer

A partly sunny weekend is forecast, warmer and more like summer -- later

The low pressure swirling above us in Canada will bring rain on and off later this weekend. In the meantime, things are gearing up for warmer clear weather into the week.


The Beck family will arrive to Cook County in late July

New Cook County PHHS director has family ties to former Minnesota governor

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners Tuesday morning, the board approved the hiring of Joshua Beck as the director of the county’s Public Health and Human Services Department.