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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.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Pharmaceutical toxins found in northeast Minnesota lakes and fish

Pharmaceuticals and other human-produced chemicals are appearing in northeast Minnesota's water and fish - even in remote and pristine lakes. In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, Dr.

Cross River falls. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Prime season arrives for North Shore waterfalls

April and May are a great time to view the many waterfalls the North Shore has to offer. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently made a trip to see some of the local waterfalls.