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Albert Bally's World War I letters home

On April 7, 1917, the United States responded to three years of uncertainty and aggression by declaring war on Germany. The U.S. was now a part of World War I.

Doug Turner's radio near Loon Lake on the Gunflint Trail

Gunflint Trail resident embraces radio for live sporting events

The radio was once considered the primary source for news, sports and entertainment. Doug Turner is a resident of the Gunflint Trail who refuses to turn off that historical notion.

Trout fishing opportunities are abundant on inland lakes in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout fishing on inland lakes ends for 2017 season

The 2017 stream trout fishing season on inland Cook County lakes ended at 11 p.m. Oct. 31.


Halloween fun at Birch Grove Community Center

For as long as community members can remember, there has been a Halloween Carnival at the Birch Grove Center in Tofte.


Gord Ellis to be inducted to Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Gord Ellis, known locally as a outdoor writer for Northern Wilds, is also a CBC Radio-Canada broadcaster and writer for a number of regional publications.

Cook County grown pumpkins turned jack-o-lanterns. Photos by Joe Friedrichs

Carving pumpkins on Halloween: The timeless tradition

When fall arrives to the North Shore and the days get dark before 7 p.m., schedules start to change. The fireplace becomes more enjoyable, or perhaps even essential.


Remembering local artist Alice Powell

Local artist Alice Powell of Grand Marais, died peacefully Thursday, October 19, 2017 at North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais surrounded by family and friends.


WTIP's Youth Media Group: Halloween show

It's WTIP’s Youth Media Group's first show!  Liv, Grace, and Siena bring you a half hour of Halloween themed fun.


Death Calm Studio debuts "Before I Wake" in Grand Marais

Cook County native Brandon Cole has launched his own business--Death Calm Studios--which specialize


Elements of Craft: Timbers in the North

Northeastern Minnesota has been an epicenter of logging for generations, thanks to the lush forests that coat the region.