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Camp Chow to Puerto Rico continues

The island nation of Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the Category 4 hurricane that hit on September 20. Hurricane Maria made direct landfall with 150 mph winds, devastating the U.S.


Winterizing lodges along the Gunflint Trail

Many lodges on the Gunflint Trail are busy this time of year, but not necessarily with packed cabins or outfitting canoe trips.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson recently took a trip up the Tr


Lutsen sculptor Tom Christiansen among "50 over 50" honorees

Each year AARP Minnesota presents “50 Over 50”—a list of 50 incredible individuals over the age of 50 from across Minnesota who are making an impact.


Grand Portage community comes together with the CACHE Project

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.”


Northern Gardening - Vegetables in Cook County


Devin Smith wins motocross championship

A motocross racer with a local connection had a great summer season. WTIP's Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview. 

Dave and Amy Freeman relax with Chef Lukas Leaf at camp on Rush Lake in the BWCAW. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Event with SplinterTones to feature Dave and Amy Freeman

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and the SplinterTones invite the public to a party on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center 4H building.


Lots of fun at "Dig Pink"

School District 166 hosted “Dig Pink” on Monday, October 16 offering some unusual matches.

Cobi sings the national anthem Oct. 15 at US Bank Stadium. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Singer with Cook County ties stuns crowd during Vikings game

Cook County High School graduate and national recording artist Cobi sang the national anthem Oct.


Isle Royale families have strong ties to Island

Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors.  Isle