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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.

Radio News

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 9, 2016

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County board reaches out for trail clearing assistance. The Governor seeks special session.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 loses hard-to-replace instructor

In a surprise move, ISD166 loses Industrial Tech instructor to Lake Superior College. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz two recent school meetings.


It's getting colder

Sub zero lows are coming

Colder weather coming to stay around for a week or so. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Commissioner Doo-Kirk

County updates trail clearing progress

The county board has taken action to try and leverage funds from the state to help with clearing winter trails after heavy snowfalls are hampering access.

Dave Tersteeg

Rec Park reservations off to great start

Once again the Grand Marais Recreation Park set sign-up records for the 2016 camping season.

Frank Moe with one of his many dogs

Frank Moe provides dogs for Freeman's winter in wilderness

Dave and Amy Freeman are transitioning to ice travel during their year in the wilderness.