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Cook County/Grand Marais Airport. WTIP file photo

Event to highlight variety of news from local airport

It’s busy times at the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport. A recently expanded paved runway can now accommodate charter planes carrying up to 30 passengers.


Martin Kubik is the founder of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee. Submitted photo

The success story of a BWCA hiking trail

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is known for its endless options for, well, canoeing. However, the BWCA also features more than 200 miles of hiking and backpacking trails.


PolyMet permit process sign. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Minnesota publication asks if PolyMet, Twin Metals can fight climate change

An article published last week in the online publication MinnPost explores the notion of what role proposed copper-nickel mines in northeastern Minnesota can play in defeating climate change.


General Manager Jennifer Stoltz stands atop the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

North Shore businesses find the benefits of 'going green'

A variety of local businesses in Cook County are finding firsthand some of the benefits within the green movement.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk. WTIP file photo

Doo-Kirk to host 'coffee with the commissioner' events in Grand Marais

Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk says she is looking to expand the means for direct communication between local residents and the elected officials serving on the county board.


A wolf is brought from Michigan to Isle Royale. Photo courtesy of National Park Service

Michigan wolf brought to Isle Royale as reintroduction effort continues

Isle Royale National Park resumed its wolf translocation project this month. On Friday, Sept.


Participants in the DNR Firearms Safety course practice under the watchful eye of instructor Paul Eiler. Photo by Rhonda Silence

MN DNR hunter education instructors needed

In recent years, School District 166 began offering outdoor recreation safety programming to sixth grade students.


Cottages have been scattered along the rugged Isle Royale shoreline for generations. Photo by Rhonda Silence, June 2017

Deadline nears for Isle Royale Cultural Resources Management Plan comments

The deadline for comments on the draft Isle Royale National Park Cultural Resource Management Plan and Environmental Assessment is September 6.


Pete Stauber (left) talks with a group of Cook County residents Aug. 28, 2019. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Stauber talks Twin Metals mine in WTIP interview

Pete Stauber represents Minnesota’s Eighth District in the U.S. House. He was in Ely Aug.


Charles Bishop of Artemisia Acupuncture - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Artemisia Acupuncture welcomed by colleagues

 Artemisia Acupuncture, operated by Charles Bishop, L.Ac, began accepting clients in July.