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Arrowhead Electric substation in Cook County. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service and officials from Superior National Forest hosted a virtual open house that could be one of the final steps toward a decision on whether or not to allow the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area to expand ski runs and operations onto nearly 500 acres of adjacent...
The Kennedy family has grown along with the businesses established by Beth and Tim. Submitted photo
Birchbark Books & Gifts on First Avenue in downtown Grand Marais is closing its doors after over 25 years in business. The store is one of several businesses launched by Tim and Beth Kennedy.
 
WTIP’s Rhonda Silence sat down with the couple to talk about their move to...
A bird's eye view of geodesic dome at Live Klarhet in Lutsen. Photo courtesy of Nicole Leand
WTIP likes to share news of local businesses -- new businesses, new owners, milestone achievements. In this interview, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about the development of Live Klarhet, a unique business that combines very...
Visit Cook County Director Linda Jurek and Chamber Director Jim Boyd - Photo by Rhonda Silence
For years the Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Visit Cook County have worked together in a variety of ways. The two executive directors—Linda Jurek of...
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo
The Biden's administration's mandate that employers with 100 or more employees require coronavirus vaccinations or institute weekly virus testing moved one step closer to enforcement this week.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized the initial draft of...
Pigeon River border crossing station. WTIP file photo by Joe Friedrichs
The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, according...
Housing is a key issue facing Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Five local residents will address the community’s housing needs following their appointment to the first ever Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) board in Cook County.

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 12, a resident from each...

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Grand Marais downtown area. Photo by Jaye White
Heat. Smoke. A surge of visitors. The lingering COVID-19 global pandemic.

Add these factors up and it’s made for another challenging summer for some Cook County businesses and...
Curtis Gagnon
Back in 2016 Curtis Gagnon, a Grand Portage Band Member who passed away in December of 2020, spoke with WTIP Volunteer Roger Linehan in an hour-long conversation that covered a lot of territory...
Ice climbing near Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Matthew Baxley
Minnesota’s North Shore and the many rivers and streams that flow into Lake Superior are...
Ellen Callender. Submitted photo
Jim Wallner explains his trapping methods in Cook County. Photo by Matthew Baxley
For Jim Wallner and his family in Cook County, an early winter tradition includes setting trap...
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