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Roving Reporter: Plans on Fourth of July 2017

The Fourth of July is a popular day to celebrate along the North Shore, and WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson went to downtown Grand Marais recently to find out what people have planned.


New owner at Cascade Lodge discusses future of business

As of June 12, Cascade Lodge is under new ownership.


Young adventurer canoeing across Canada stops along the Gunflint Trail

A 20-year-old adventurer traveling in a canoe across Canada and to the Arctic Ocean stopped along the Gunflint Trail during the last several days of June.


Spirit Guiding Adventures on the Gunflint Trail

A new business has been launched in the community, Spirit Guiding Adventures. Matthew Baxley and Lindsey Gau are offering opportunities combining canoeing and rock climbing and more.


Local resident comes to aid of man who fell from kayak on Lake Superior

A teenager from Coon Rapids fell out of his kayak on June 26 in the Grand Marais Harbor and into the waters of Lake Superior.

LSProject/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Mons Hanson - The life and death of a Hovland pioneer

In the early 1900s, many Scandinavian immigrants settled along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Recycling in Cook County

Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson spoke with Rick Sturm of the Cook County Recycling Center to find out what materials the center accept


Johnson Heritage Post opens new exhibit

The Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais is opening a new exhibit Friday, June 23.

The torch exchange at the U.S.- Canadian border - Photo courtesy of Valerie Marasco, Cook County

Cook County law enforcement and youths take part in Special Olympics Torch Run

The North Shore welcomed the Flame of Hope Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June 19 and 20.


LSProject: Stories of Chippewa City

Chippewa City, a townsite just east of Grand Marais and home to the St. Francis Xavier Church, remains an important community in the history of Cook County.