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James "Sporto" Ford stands next to the corner of his restaurant that is "encroaching" on MnDOT's right-of-way. Photo R. Silence

Local businesses face MnDOT right-of-way challenges

Although the Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 61 construction project—a two-year undertaking—is not even beginning until Spring 2020, it has been in the news a lot recently.&


Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, Oct. 22 - 27

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shared a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from October 22 - 27.


Grand Portage Post 2009 Commander Orlando Swader (center) with the Stonebridge Singers. Photo by Rhonda Silence

WTIP reporter shares a Veterans Day message at Grand Portage event

When Grand Portage American Legion Post 2009 and the Grand Portage Veterans Memorial Committee hosted its 2019 Veterans Day commemoration, the event had many of the traditional elements—there wa


Baby Atticus and his parents, Danielle and Rob safe at North Shore Health - 11-12-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Parents share details of unexpected home birth

Danielle Johnson and Rob Jackson of Grand Portage expected to bring their new baby home in a week. On Nov.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Photo courtesy of Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office assists with unexpected home birth

On November 12 at approximately 1:41 a.m.,  the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a woman was in labor and birth was imminent.


Downed elm trees in Grand Marais 11-06-19 Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Arts group contemplates use of wood from cut elms

As reported last week, the elm trees marked for removal in the upcoming Highway 61 reconstruction project were cut down Nov. 6.  


Liz Valenica (second from right) stands with other park staff at Isle Royale. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Interim superintendent named at Isle Royale

The longtime superintendent of Isle Royale National Park retired in early November.


Howard Hedstrom talks to WTIP about his lengthy career and family ties to the lumber company. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Howard Hedstrom on leaving the family-owned business

At the end of October, Hedstrom Lumber Company announced that after 43 years of service, including 30 years as president, Howard Hedstrom had


Arrowhead Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Lusten. Submitted image

WTIP learns more about recent power outages impacting the North Shore

Two power outages on the North Shore and throughout Cook County have been confusing and perhaps frustrating for some local residents in recent weeks.


Deer in Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Christa R. via Flickr on Creative Commons

Forecast looks favorable for deer opener on the North Shore

Hunters will take to the woods in Cook County Saturday morning (Nov. 9) for the opening of Minnesota’s firearms deer season.