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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.


Greenwood Lake fire near Isabella from Aug. 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Walz activates National Guard to help fight Minnesota wildfires

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz authorized Minnesota National Guard support Sunday night for wildfires currently burning across Superior National Forest.


Dr. Michael Osterholm. Submitted photo

WTIP talks with Dr. Osterholm about COVID-19 and Cook County's response to pandemic

Cook County remains the only county in Minnesota with fewer than 200 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in its local population.


An illegal campfire led to this wildfire on Clara Lake. Submitted photo

Illegal campfire leads to wildfire on Clara Lake near Lutsen

An illegal campfire on an island at Clara Lake in Cook County led to suppression efforts to contain what ultimately became a wildfire Thursday, Aug. 12.


The injured pileated woodpecker ready to go to the rehab center. 08-09-21 Submitted photo

Neighbors work to get injured pileated woodpecker to rehab center

On August 9, Mary Hanson of Lutsen experienced something that has happened to many homeowners, a bird hitting a window of her house.


Senator Tina Smith -- Photo courtesy of Tina Smith's office

Senator Tina Smith talks with WTIP ahead of vote on infrastructure bill

According to a 2019 Minnesota Department of Transportation bridge survey, more than 22 percent of the bridges on local roadways are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.


Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - Photo Rhonda Silence

No injuries in collision at temporary stoplight in Grand Marais

There was a collision at the temporary stoplight at the intersection of 5th Street/County Road 7 and 5th Avenue West in Grand Marais on Friday evening, August 6.