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Report: Moose may decline faster than originally thought

Minnesota’s stressed moose population could all but disappear within a decade, much faster than previously estimated, if the current rate of decline continues.


 

City OKs pool negotiations with county

Grand Marais will work with the county to end the pool impasse so the community center project can go forward…but not everyone’s in favor of that.


 

Crews monitoring 130-acre forest fire near Ely

A lightning-sparked fire in the BWCAW now being monitored by firefighters has grown to 130 arcres.


 

Two Hwy 61 projects to watch for in Sept.

A pedestrian accessibility improvement project near Hwy 61 at Gooseberry Falls State Park begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Hwy 61 traffic will not be affected by the project.


 

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for July were up slightly from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.


 

DNR urges caution after bear incidents near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.


 

Mix of sun and showers for Labor Day weekend

Warm weather will shift to cool with a chance of rain leading up to and including the Labor Day weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.


 

Researchers take water samples for wild rice study

Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state's water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.


 

Sheriff talks about back to school, campfires and bears

According to Sheriff Mark Falk, it’s time to start being aware of school bus traffic, time to be sure your campfire is out and time to congratulate ourselves for a low key law enforcement summer


 

Homestead tax credit disappears leaving higher taxes in its wake

For many Cook County residents, their 2012 property taxes will increase and they probably won’t know why.