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Sheriff squad car in the City of Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence
On Sunday, April 12, a 20-year-old Black man was killed in Brooklyn Center in what that city's police chief describes as an "accidental discharge" of a firearm.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer intended to use a Taser, but...

The fire near Tettegouche State Park on April 3, 2021 -  Photo by Peter Soregi
The wildfire that ignited in six locations along Highway 61 in the Tettegouche State Park area on Saturday, April 3, was successfully knocked down by a major response by local fire departments and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 
The fire scene...

Vaccinations for Cook County will continue throughout 2021. WTIP file photo
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

The news came one day before a vaccination event at the Lutsen Town Hall where the J&J...
School District 166 has reminders of COVID-19 cautions throughout the school. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Cook County School District 166 has announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19 which has affected our student body. This case is not related to the first case announced on April 8. The school district is in close communication with public health professionals and has, or will be,...

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
There will be three different vaccination events happening throughout Cook County this week, including the first event featuring the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That event will take place at the Lutsen Town Hall on Wednesday, April 14.

Another event will take place...
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The opening of spring fishing is an unofficial Minnesota holiday, dubbed "The Opener." The season typically falls on the same weekend as Mother's Day. However, this year that is not the case. 
Minnesota's fishing opener for walleye, bass,...

Dan Shirley, co-owner of Sawbill Outfitters and chair of the ISD 166 school board. Submitted photo
When Tofte township elections were held in March 2021, incumbent Treasurer Dan Shirley let it be known that he was not running for that office. As co-owner of Sawbill Outfitters in Tofte and School Board chair at School District 166, Shirley has enough to keep him busy. 

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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...
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja - January 2020. Photos by Rhonda Silence
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja—familiar names for many of us on the North Shore. Both men are full of wit and wisdom, yet are decidedly different.

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...
Wildersmith Let it Snow
Wildersmith on the Gunflint    by      Fred...
Ellen Callender. Submitted photo
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