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Wildfires in the BWCA in August 2021. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

Mapping out the Boundary Waters' ability to store carbon

A new scientific analysis and online mapping tool assembled by The Nature Conservancy will allow land managers and other decision-maker


Deer in Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Christa R. via Flickr on Creative Commons

Grand Portage wildlife official working to slow spread of CWD in Minnesota deer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a brain disease found in some deer, elk and moose populations.


Fire grate in the BWCA. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Campfire ban lifted for BWCA, Superior National Forest

The campfire ban is over in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Rep. Erik Mortensen. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Legislature

State legislator stirs land use issue in Cook County

An elected official serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives who owns property on Poplar Lake finds himself in the middle of a dispute with the Cook County Land Services Department regarding


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

More cases of COVID-19 reported in Cook County

Cook County Public Health officials report another uptick in the local case count for COVID-19 among local residents.
 


Road construction at Highway 61 and 8th Avenue, Sept. 14. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais Highway 61 construction detours to open Friday

Since the Highway 61 project began in 2020, WTIP Community Radio has been checking in periodically with Minnesota Department of Transportation project engineer, Ed Welch.


Containment line created for the Greenwood Fire. Photo by Klondyke Kate via US Forest Service

Explaining what wildfire 'containment' numbers mean

In WTIP’s ongoing coverage of wildfires in and near the Boundary Waters this summer and fall, listeners were likely to hear mention of how “contained” the various fires were with reg


There may be traffic delays through Tofte as another section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail is completed. Photo Rhonda Silence

Work on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail underway in Tofte

More construction work began along Highway 61 at the end of August. However, it is not road work but work on the newest segment of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.


Cook County line. Submitted photo

New federal vaccine mandate will impact some Cook County residents

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden last week ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees a


EDA President Howard Hedstrom presents retiring director Mary Somnis with gifts. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Outgoing EDA director Mary Somnis honored at September meeting

The September 7 meeting of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) started with a transition—and cupcakes.