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Greenwood Fire burns near Lake County Highway 2. Photo by Byron Boler

Fire officials brace for challenging weekend as Greenwood Fire continues to grow

U.S. Forest Service officials have warned home and cabin owners near the Greenwood Fire in Lake County that the winds could shift this weekend, putting their properties in danger.


Spruce budworm is impacting trees in Cook and Lake counties. Photo by Eric Otto

Dead trees impacted by spruce budworm fueling Greenwood Fire

The Greenwood Fire burning in Lake County near Isabella continues to grow at a rate of about 1,000 acres per day, as Forest Service officials report Friday morning the fire is burning at nearly 5,000


Sign in Finland along Highway 1 during the Greenwood Fire. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

WTIP shares report from Isabella and edge of the Greenwood Fire

The Greenwood Fire near Isabella was approximately 4,000 acres and actively burning Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.


The Stonebridge Singers represented the Grand Portage community with drum song. Photo by Matthew Baxley

The flag of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flies at Isle Royale

In July 2019, the National Park Service announced its recognition of Isle Royale—or Minong—as a “Traditional Cultural Property.” By announcing this federal designation, the Nat


Greenwood Lake fire near Highway 1 on August 18. Image courtesy of National Interagency Fire Center

BWCA and Greenwood fires continue to grow as warm, dry weather continues

Another hot day is on tap Aug. 18 along the Highway 1 corridor in Lake County as suppression efforts continue on the rapidly spreading Greenwood Fire. 


Cache Bay is the southeast entrance to Quetico. WTIP file photo by Matthew Baxley

Quetico Provincial Park backcountry closes due to wildfires

Just over a week after the US-Canada border reopened to nonessential travel, Quetico Provincial Park shut down due to the threat of active wildfires.


Wildfire in the BWCA. WTIP file photo by Greg Welch

Multiple wildfires burning in the WTIP listening area at this time

Windy and warm conditions were expected Aug. 17 as suppression efforts continue on the rapidly spreading Greenwood Fire in Lake County.


Wildfire burning in Lake County Aug. 16, 2021. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Section of Highway 1 closed due to wildfire in Lake County

UPDATE 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17: The Greenwood Fire near Isabella is now approximately 2,000 acres in size and remains active, according to the US Forest Service.


Greenwood Lake fire near Isabella from Aug. 15, 2021. Photo by Byron Boler

Lodge owner near Isabella describes the scene as Greenwood Fire continues to burn

Fire crews in northeastern Minnesota were battling a “rapidly growing” wildfire to start the new week, adding to a list of wildfires in the region that has prompted Gov.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County reports uptick in COVID-19 case count as delta variant spreads

There’s been an uptick in new COVID-19 cases in Cook County among local residents.