Listen Now
Pledge Now



 
 

Local News

  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 258.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 683.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 79.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 90.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 21.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 118.
  • warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 581.
  • warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 89.
  • warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options(&$options) should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 17.
  • warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate($form, &$form_state) should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/mbrown1/wtip.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 101.
Lake County, Minnesota. WTIP file photo

Masks recommended in Lake County regardless of vaccination status

The case count for COVID-19 in Lake County continues to climb as state and local public health offic


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Use of Cook County lodging tax discussed during county board meeting

The local lodging tax is the economic engine bringing so many tourists to Cook County and the use of these funds should be reconsidered to address the local housing crunch, according to a former count


The Canada geese in the Grand Marais harbor seem unimpressed by the boat launch work underway. Photo by Rhonda Silence

An update on the DNR boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor

Work is well underway on the boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor, in the Grand Marais Recreation Park.


US Forest Service logo courtesy of USDA Forest Service

Fires reported in BWCA and near the Gunflint Trail following weekend storms

A small fire was reported today (July 26) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ogishkemuncie Lake.
 


There was always a crowd at the Gunflint Canoe Races. File photo, Rhonda Silence 2019

Gunflint Canoe Races look different in 2021

Although the work of the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department goes on, the major event that so many folks look forward to each year, the Gunflint Canoe Races, was canceled for 2021.


A Red Flag Warning means fire danger is extremely high. Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Fire danger is VERY HIGH and a Red Flag warning has been issued

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fire danger is VERY HIGH in Cook County.


Black bear in Cook County. Photo by Kevin Kramer

Forest Service considers next steps as bear encounters spike in BWCA

Recent encounters between black bears and visitors to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has the U.S. Forest Service considering a food storage order on certain lakes.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County board likely to vote at next meeting about formation of HRA

A wide-ranging conversation on the challenges of affordable workforce housing took place during a committee of the whole meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners July 20.


Wolf caught in snare, rescued by Grand Portage wildlife biologists. Screenshot courtesy of Director Seth Moore

Grand Portage biologist shares an update on the 'luckiest wolf in the world'

What’s been called “the luckiest wolf in the world” continues to have an inspiring year roaming the North Shore from Grand Portage to Grand Marais.