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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 7

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


 

Fires near Iron Range town and Canada bring smoke to Cook County, North Shore

Smoke lingering in Cook County Friday evening is the result of a fire near Hoyt Lakes, which is a small town on the Iron Range approximately 110 miles from Grand Marais.


 

Folk school trend finds welcoming home in North Shore region

A new folk school opening this month in Duluth has followed suit with the trend of folk schools arriving to northeastern Minnesota.


Dancing Bear Cafe Chef John Barton. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

New restaurant set to open on Middle Gunflint Trail

A new restaurant is set to open on the shores of Poplar Lake up the Gunflint Trail. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story on the Dancing Bear Café. 


 

Warm weather prompts fire danger

May is starting out dry and warm with elevated fire danger. But the weekend may see some rain, even thunderstorms.


 

Local conservation officers prepare for fishing opener

The Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 14. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with DNR Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman about the upcoming season. 
 


 

Fond du Lac biologist describes spear fishing on Cook County lakes

During the first week of May, spear fishing was conducted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Cook County under the guidance of Fond du Lac game wardens, biologists and Minnesota Depa


Hollow Rock. All photos by Rhonda Silence

Hollow Rock is a North Shore natural treasure

Among the many spectacular places to take a picture along the North Shore is near a unique structure known as Hollow Rock, located near Hovland and the Canadian border.


The edge of the BWCAW. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

Local group seeks volunteers to help clean popular BWCAW entry point

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is looking for people to help with portage repair and trail-clearing projects in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this summer, including one popular portag


 

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 30

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.