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The WTIP cleanup crew at the Ram Lake entry point. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

WTIP 'adopts' an entry point to the Boundary Waters

Some WTIP staff and volunteers recently made a trip up the Gunflint Trail to visit a specific entry point to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Roving Reporter: Bug Update Spring 2017

Bugs, such as black flies and mosquitoes have been in abundance throughout the month of June. WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson went up the Gunflint Trail to get a report on the insects. 


Canoe guide talks Boundary Waters Expo, Gunflint Trail adventures

The third annual Boundary Waters Expo is taking place June 17 and 18 toward the end of the Gunflint Trail.


Roving Reporter: Plans for Father's Day 2017

Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day, and WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson went to downtown Grand Marais recently to find out what people have planned. 


News of local college students

Gustavus Adolphus College, a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn, held its commencement exercises on May 28.

The Special Olympic Torch, courtesy of Special Olympics MN

Cook County Law Enforcement seeks runners, walkers for Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, Special Olympic

Loon Family by Travis Novitsky

Looking at the loon population

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to keep an eye on the health of our state bird. And you could help -- the DNR is seeking volunteers to take part in a loon survey this summer.


Chuck Petek: 50 years in the barber shop

In May, there was a change of ownership for the building that houses the Gunflint Mercantile, Country Insurance and Chuck's Barber Shop.


Loons at Chik Wauk Nature Center caring for one hatchling

As reported by our Gunflint Trail correspondent Fred Smith, of Wildersmith on the Gunflint fame, there was some concern about the loons that had nested on the pond at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Cente