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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 16, 2016

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

Fish taken in the 2015 trout opener. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout opener moves beyond BWCAW

(Audio Below)-- January 16 marks the opening of the ice fishing season for essentially any and all lakes in northeastern Minnesota.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Flooded parking lot on city agenda

The Grand Marais City Council has started to explore changes in the flooding city parking lot. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


It's getting colder

Weekend to turn cold, struggle to get above negative numbers

Warmer weather is about to turn into colder weather this weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Tofte shooter makes second courtroom appearance

Kirk Lee Bigby, the Finland, Minnesota, resident charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Twin Cites man as the result of a shooting in the parking lot of Bluefin Bay Resort late last year

EDA President Howard Hedstrom

Economic Development Authority discusses heating assistance and affordable housing

As a part of their regular monthly meeting the Economic Development Authority board discussed cold weather assistance from the AEOA. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA president Howard Hedstrom.

Volunteers wanted to help clear area recreation trails

Cook County Commissioners and county staff agreed volunteers and donations are likely the most realistic approach to assist with clearing the vast network of recreation trails in the county.

Mark Norquist in the BWCAW while filming "Fish Out of Water"

New film carries a BWCAW message

A new documentary film featuring three Twin Cities’ chefs exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the Gunflint Trail has been released.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Cold snap to last until Thursday

January’s cold snap continues, but it should warm up after mid-week. But it won’t exactly be balmy.

Photo by Shannon Curran

Gunflint Mail Run Winners Announced

With temperatures hovering in the low single digits or below for most of the race, the Gunflint Mail Run on Saturday, Jan.