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Dean Paron, the Finland Area Fisheries Supervisor for the DNR, on the banks of the Baptism River. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Baptism River research focuses on brook trout after hot, dry summer in 2021

Like many rivers and streams along Minnesota’s North Shore, the summer of 2021 was challenging for the Baptism River.


The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Treaty rights under consideration as Lutsen Mountains aims to expand

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say input from three Chippewa bands will play an important role in determining the possible expansion of Lutsen Mountains, a ski resort on the North Shore.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Vaccine boosters available for more Cook County residents in November

Booster shots will be available in early November for some Cook County residents.


North House Folk School has purchased this corner lot in Grand Marais 10-22-21

North House purchases more property in Grand Marais

There has been no official announcement from the North House Folk School in Grand Marais about the purchase of a nearby parcel of land in Grand Marais.


The view of the existing Ski Hill area from the Lutsen Mountains gondola. File photo Rhonda Silence

Forest Service extends public comment period for ski hill expansion to December

The Forest Service is extending the public comment period for an additional 45 days for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) analyzing the proposal to expand Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.


Researchers collect samples of rock snot on the Devil Track River in Oct 2021. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

'Rock snot' algae arrives in more North Shore rivers

In 2018, WTIP and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advised anglers and hikers to be aware that a species of freshwater algae called didymo, also known as “rock snot,” was iden


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Biden administration deals Twin Metals project near BWCA massive setback

The Biden administration dealt a serious blow Wednesday to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, ordering a study that could lead to a 20-year ban on mining upstream f


Fallen trees line the Border Route Trail after a storm Oct. 10 in Cook County. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Border Route Trail 'impassable' after possible tornado rolls through BWCA

The National Weather Service in Duluth continues to research and analyze a possible tornado in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Clearwater Lake.


1854 Treaty Authority. WTIP file photo

WTIP to host climate change discussion with 1854 Treaty Authority scientists

Coinciding with the international climate talks in Scotland next month, WTIP is hosting a community conversation on Thursday, Nov.