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Junior High Vikings. Submitted Photo.

Junior High Vikings wrap up strong season

With the season over for the boys and just a handful of games left for the girls, WTIP's Sterling Anderson stopped by practices for the boys and girls junior high basketball teams to find out how


Nipigon Ice Fest - image via Facebook

Nipigon Ice Fest

North Shore Morning host, Shawna Willis talks with Aric Fishman about the Nipigon Ice Fest - Canada's longest-running, premiere ice climbing event.


Sadie Sigford of Grand Marais, a certified professional midwife. Submitted photo

Conversations on Health and Wellbeing: Midwives and home birth

Recent coverage by Minnesota Public Radio highlighted the complex situation for rural Minnesota families seeking birthing care.  North Shore community members asked WTIP for information about an


Try Hockey Day started under bright blue skies and skaters practiced through sunset on Feb. 19 - Photo Renee Buryanek

Great turnout for "Try Hockey Day"

 The Cook County Community Center was crowded with kids in hockey gear on Tuesday, Feb. 19 during “Try Hockey Day” in Grand Marais.
 


Vikings basketball practice on Feb. 19. Photo by Sterling Anderson.

Playoff preparations underway for Vikings

The 2018-19 high school basketball regular season is soon to be over.  The last game for the girls and boys Vikings is Friday, Feb. 22 at Nashwauk-Keewatin.  


Cook County Nordic Skiers. Submitted Photo

Nordic season comes to an end for local skiers

The Two Harbors/Cook County (THCC) Nordic Ski team wrapped up its season at the Junior Varsity/Junior High Championships at Spirit Mountain on Feb. 8.


Bob Spry on the ice during the USA Curling Senior Nationals .Spry's team won the Master's Division. Photo by Millie Spry

Bob Spry on winning Curling Senior Nationals team

The 2019 USSMCA National Senior Men’s Championships were held Feb 14-17 at the Duluth Curling Club at the Duluth Convention Center.


Snowarama riders coming in to the bonfire at the Mineral Center during Snowarama 2019 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Another successful Snowarama for Easter Seals

Saturday, February 9 was a beautiful winter day in Grand Portage, with a sundog appearing in the bright blue sky over the Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids event.


Matt Conlin of Grand Marais with Adyssey and Odessia enjoying a past Father-Daughter Dance - Photo courtesy of the family

Girl Scouts invite all girls and dads to Father-Daughter Dance

The Cook County Girl Scouts are hosting the 10th Father Daughter Dance on Tuesday, February 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the School District 166 cafeteria. 


Robotics team member Hailey Smith gives the wiring a thumbs up - Photo by RaeAnne Silence

Ice Storm Robotics preparing for competitions

The Cook County Robotics team—Team Ice Storm—has been hard at work in recent weeks, sorting through parts left behind from previous years and figuring out what else is needed to construct