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Counting down to Rendezvous Days Celebration Powwow

The Rendezvous Days Celebration Powwow will be held Aug. 11, 12 and 13.


Local swimmers compete in Lake Superior event

The Lake Superior based Point to La Pointe swim took placed Saturday, July 29. Three Cook County residents, all members of the YMCA Masters Swim Program, participated in the event.

Dan and Andrea Mewes. Photo by Sterling Anderson.

Four Reasons Kettle Korn owners talk Fisherman's Picnic

Fisherman’s picnic is just beginning and vendors are getting set up.  WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson spoke with the owners of one of the stands.


Community enjoys fishcakes with the Grand Marais Lionesses

The official kick-off to the Fisherman's Picnic is the Wednesday night fishcake dinner hosted by the Grand Marais Lioness Club.


Tyson Smith joins Smith Law PLLC

There’s a new attorney practicing in Grand Marais, but he may be familiar to many county residents.


North Shore Rollers compete at Lumberjack World Championships

The Cook County YMCA North Shore Rollers log rolling team has been practicing and competing in competitions around the region. They recently traveled to Hayward, Wisc.


Baseball coach talks summer league, role of athletics

The local baseball scene was alive and well in Cook County in the summer of 2017.


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.