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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.

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.