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The new owners of the Poplar Haus. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Gunflint Trail resort gets fresh look, new name

Windigo Lodge up the Gunflint Trail has a new name and new owners, as WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out in this report.


LSProject: The Story of Taconite Harbor

Taconite Harbor was a booming and lively community on the Western edge of Cook County.


Community dancers prepare to take the stage in Dance3

Cook County YMCA dancers will be performing in the third annual dance recital, DANCE3, Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic welcomes Dr. David Rust

There’s a new face among the medical personnel in Cook County, namely Dr. David Rust at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out more in this interview. 


An update from Oshki Ogimaag

Local schools are busy as the school year winds down.

The 2007 Ham Lake Fire. Photo by Angie Cook

A look back on the Ham Lake Fire - a WTIP one-hour original feature

In 2007, a massive wildfire sparked to life near the end of the Gunflint Trail. A collection of people along the Gunflint Trail lost their homes.


Cook County High School's Envirothon team excels

Envirothon is an annual challenge for high schoolers through the National Conservation Foundation.


Vikings baseball team brings home the Lake Superior Cup

The Cook County Vikings baseball team won a pair of games on Saturday, April 29th in Silver Bay. The Vikings defeated Cherry in the first game of the split-team doubleheader.


Student art on display at Johnson Heritage Post

The Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery and Cook County Schools joined forces to produce the annual Student Art Exhibit at the gallery in downtown Grand Marais.

Spanish class students from ISD 166 at Concordia Language Villages. Photo by Amy Henrikson

Students from Spanish class at ISD 166 attend language camp

A group of ISD 166 students enrolled in Spanish at the local school attended a language camp at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji from April 20-23.