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Fishing opener is not on Mother's Day, but Take-a-Mom fishing event is

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.

Dan Shirley, co-owner of Sawbill Outfitters and chair of the ISD 166 school board. Submitted photo

Write-in candidate Dan Shirley declines treasurer position

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.

Fireweed Bike Co-op sign at the new location. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Fireweed Bike Co-op still offering bike repairs

WTIP likes to share news of local businesses -- new businesses, new owners, milestone achievements, changed locations, and more.

Coronavirus, COVID-19. Image courtesy of the CDC

Highly contagious COVID-19 variant confirmed in Cook County

A highly contagious new strain of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Cook County, according to local public health officials.

Lightning strike in Cook County. Photo by Sierra Parsons

Forest Service shares update on lightning strikes, prescribed burns

A thunderstorm rolled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and along the North Shore Monday night (April 5).

Mark Pavelich on the ice with the New York Rangers, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Death of former Olympian, Lutsen resident Mark Pavelich, ruled suicide

A Minnesota medical examiner has ruled that last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey standout Mark Pavelich was a suicide.

COVID-19 vaccinations are occurring at the community center in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Registration for vaccination events in Cook County now open through April

There will be two vaccination events this week in Grand Marais, both on Thursday, April 8.

American Legion Post 413 meeting room at Harbor Light 04-03-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence

American Legion Post 413 finds "home" at Harbor Light

When the Grandma Ray's building sold last winter, American Legion Post 413 needed to find a new "home." They needed a place to hold meetings and to display the historical veterans p

Minnesota State Capitol at night. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Minnesota lawmakers press for stronger sexual assault laws

A person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated does not fit the designation for a more serious charge if he or she consumed the alcohol or drugs voluntarily, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in

Traffic was delayed on Highway 61 due to fire in the Tettegouche area April 3. Submitted photo

Highway 61 reopens after grassfire near Tettegouche State Park

Highway 61 reopened just before 7 p.m. after being closed for nearly two hours due to grassfires burning near Tettegouche State Park.