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Ed Walimaa helping clear the Banadad Trail by hand

County seeks state aid to assist with recreational trail cleanup

Cook County Commissioners agreed to reach out to the Capitol and State Legislature to see if funding can be provided to help remove heavy snow and fallen or sagging trees on the vast network of recrea

Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout ice fishing season opens in BWCAW

The trout fishing opener for lakes located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness opened Friday, Jan. 1.

National Weather Service

Look for colder weather by the weekend

Looks like a nice weather week to start the new year, but it gets more like winter toward the weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Geoff Grochocinski.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 2, 2016

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

New Year

A Mild New Year's weekend

The New Year’s weekend promises to be mild for this time of year…no 20 below temps like a couple of years ago.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

City has committee openings for the taking

The City of Grand Marais has numerous openings on boards and committees, and the first of the year is a good time to fill them. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


Minnesota mining industry digs deep into uncertainties

On many levels, it was a challenging year for Minnesota’s mining industry.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Distracted, impaired driving addressed by Sheriff

The State Patrol is stepping up efforts to combat distracted and impaired driving. It’s also an issue here at home.

Snowy roads

Snow to the south could slow traffic heading north

A little snow is back in the forecast, but nothing like what they expect to the south of us.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 26

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lots of mining talk this week. The city council sets a levy and majority leader Sen.