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Border Lakes Tours offers "gentle adventures for everyone"

Novice hikers and paddlers may not know what they need for exploring. A new guide service in Cook County has been launched to help those folks get out and about in our beautiful north country.


Elements of Craft: What's the Big Idea?

Elements of Craft is a new series made in collaboration between North House Folk School and WTIP.


Local group gets youth outdoors

There’s a youth outdoors group locally that meets twice a week.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson finds out more about the Explorer’s Club.


Show off your blueberries!

 Cook County residents and visitors love blueberries. And the iconic berry is being celebrated this summer in the first-ever Biggest Blueberry Contest.


All About Invasive Plants


Quetico ranger reflects on 33 years working in the wilderness

Some people are blessed when it comes to finding a job that suits them.

A game of Magic the Gathering. Submitted photo.

Local group plays popular game on Friday nights

Friday night is a popular night to get out and about here in Cook County. And WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson takes a look at a game that is catching on here locally. 


Interviews with artists at the Grand Marais Art Festival

On July 8, WTIP’s Jay Andersen and Roger Linehan were in the radio station booth at the Grand Marais Arts Festival. Roger played music and Jay interviewed several Festival artists.


Community gathers for 4th of July celebrations

The township of Tofte, along with the townships of Lutsen and Schroeder and a number of local businesses and nonprofits, threw a great party on the 4th of July.


Volunteers sought for Twin Bridges Overlook trail project

There are many ways to get out and volunteer in our community. The Cook County ATV Club is constructing an enhancement on its Hovland Woods ATV Trail.