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Spring brings wildfire concerns

At about 7:30 last night, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a party wondering if a burn permit had been issued for anyone in the Devil Track Lake area as they thought they sm


Richard Painter

Richard Painter talks with WTIP about run for Senate

Richard Painter, a longtime Republican and former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, announced during a press conference in the Twin Cities on Monday that he's running for U.S.


Fire activity as part of the emergency services conference on April 28. All photos by Rob Wells

Fire training 'lights up' Grand Marais building

Every year for the last 27 years, members of the local emergency services have gathered for two days of training and networking during the Cook County Emergency Services Conference.


Gunflint Green-Up

Gunflint Green Up celebrates 10 years, thousands of trees planted

The Ham Lake Fire started in the remote forests near the Gunflint Trail in early May 2007, burning 76,000 acres in northeast Minnesota and western Ontario before it was silenced one week later. <


Superior, Wisconsin as seen just hours after the explosion April 26, 2018. Photo by Kristy DeVera

Incident at oil refinery near Lake Superior could harm environment

The Twin Ports area of Lake Superior made national headlines Thursday, April 26, when a series of explosions and intense fire erupted at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisc.


Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo

Duluth outdoor writer Sam Cook talks retirement, fishing

If you’ve read any outdoor news or stories of fishing and hunting in northeastern Minnesota in the Duluth News Tribune during the past four decades, there is a good chance you were read


WTIP wins Edward R. Murrow Award for story on Ham Lake Fire

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced April 25 that WTIP is among the winners of the 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.


Boundary Waters sign

Progress made in effort to resolve decades-old dispute in BWCA

A multi-year effort is underway between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands, the U.S.


Emerald Ash Borer

Tests find no evidence of emerald ash borer in Cook County forests

 The United States Department of Agriculture set up a collection of purple prism-shaped traps in Cook County last summer and early fall as part of a study to find out if emerald ash borer has arr