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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 19

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves again protected. A self-defense plea.

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The truth behind Xmas vs. Christmas

The term Xmas is occasionally used around the holiday season, and what that word means and where it comes from is often misunderstood.

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Great Expectations students participate in National Novel Writing Month

NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an annual project during the month of November.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Snow on the way, and here to stay

Snow is back in the forecast, and this time it’s going to stick around. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about snow before Christmas.

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Moose-car collisions occur at disturbing rate on Gunflint Trail

There have been numerous traffic accidents already this month involving moose along the Gunflint Trail.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves, mines, elections and a murder in Tofte.…all this and more in the week’s news.

Tofte shooter pleads not guilty by self-defense

A Finland, Minnesota, resident pled not guilty by reason of self-defense during a hearing Friday morning in District Court in Grand Marais to a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Bloomingto

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New book features North Shore waterfalls

A new book released by Northern Wilds publishing company in Grand Marais is titled “Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore & More.” WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with on

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Bigby charged in Tofte shooting, arraignment today

A Finland, Minnesota, resident has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Bloomington man as the result of a shooting in the parking lot of Bluefin Bay Grille in Tofte, the early mor