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Grand Marais resident completes run around Lake Superior

The trio of young adventurers who spent the summer running around Lake Superior pushing a baby stroller have completed their 1,300-mile mission.


 

An interview with Captain Jason Bolt

The Mist of Avalon is a Toronto based schooner that's been making its way down the north shore of Lake Superior.


DNR staff pull up a gill net on Two Island Lake. All photos by Joe Carlson

Local fishing guide questions DNR's approach of gill net surveys

Some local fishermen have voiced concern recently regarding the DNR’s gill net surveys used annually on area lakes.


The Mist of Avalon. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Mist of Avalon draws large crowds to Rendezvous Days

The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.


 

New assistant principal talks preschool funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.


 

Warm weather continues for a couple of days, then rains return

The sun returns for a couple of days, then more rain.


 

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County schools will receive money for pre-Kindergarten classes.


Liquor from Tommy Banks remains at the Hungry Jack Lake cabin. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Cabin on Hungry Jack Lake rich with history of former mobster, bootlegger

A cabin on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake was once owned by a notorious Minnesota mobster and bootlegger.


 

Local airport opens after runway remodel

After being closed for the entire summer, the Cook County/Grand Marais Airport reopened this week.


 

Nice weekend weather for Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow

Once the rain passes through, the weekend looks very comfortable – perfect for Rendezvous Days and the Pow Wow.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist