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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


Birch Grove students share West End history

At a recent meeting of the Birch Grove Community School’s board of directors, several students shared a historical perspective of the West End of the county.


North Shore students in college news

WTIP Community Radio is pleased to share school of local students from elementary school to graduation.


Track team does well in subsection meet

The Cook County High School Track and Field team faced stiff competition at conference and subsection meets.