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Law Enforcement Torch Run participants bringing the Flame of Hope into Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cheering on the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run

The 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics successfully made it from Grand Portage to Grand Marais on Monday, June 17.

FootGolf at Superior National.  Photo by Collin Berglund.

FootGolf is a new sport at Superior National

There's a new sport on the North Shore this spring, FootGolf.  FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf.  WTIP's Sterling Anderson, along with Collin Berglund recently traveled t


Josiah Avery is the operator of Rocky Knoll Boarding Kennel in Colvill. Submitted photo

Rocky Knoll Kennels open for pet boarding

There is a new business on the North Shore with a focus on our canine friends. Josiah Avery has opened Rocky Knoll Kennel in Colvill.


UpState MN owner Kristofer Bowman with some intricate feather prints. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Two “Northwoods Modern” stores for Kristofer Bowman

WTIP enjoys sharing news of local businesses -- new businesses, new owners, milestone achievements. There is one such business on First Avenue in Grand Marais, owned by Kristofer Bowman.


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YMCA Update - June 10

North Shore Morning host, Jana Berka gets the YMCA Update from Cook County Community YMCA, Branch Executive Director, Emily Marshall.


"The Lunch Box" owners, Todd and Patricia Smith, opened up their food truck on June 8. Photo by Rhonda Silence

The Lunch Box opens in Grand Marais with casual food options

There’s a new option for casual dining coming to First Avenue in Grand Marais.


Jack Haussner competing at a meet in 2018. Photo by Hartley Acero.

Jack Haussner takes second at state in the 110 hurdles

The section 7A Track and Field meet was held at the University of Minnesota Duluth on May 30.  At that meet, Jack Haussner, who also recently graduated from Cook County High School, qualified to


The Lake Superior Project

LSProject: The Missing Hiker

No one heads out into the woods expecting to get lost - and the remote and heavily forested landscape along the North Shore poses unique challenges for search and rescue teams.


Anne-Marie Mayes and Frolic

Superior Canines: The Dog Classroom

The Dog Classroom is a dog training school located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


2019 spring Cook County Vikings baseball team. Photo by Bruce Johnson.

Schools out, but sports continue

Schools are out on summer break, but for some Cook County athletes, the spring sports seasons are still ongoing.