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Red pine canopy - Photo by Brett Whaley, Flickr

Forest Service silviculturist on George Washington Pines tree health

The U.S. Forest Service is in the midst of planning for the Kimball Vegetation Management Project Area.

Northern pike caught in a remote Cook County lake. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Pike spearing is legal, taking place in Cook County

With solid ice now available on most Cook County lakes, ice anglers and spearers are gearing up for winter fishing action. For many, winter is a time to seek out the eager-to-bite northern pike.

Cook County Community YMCA - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County YMCA--memberships, history and finances

When the planning was under way for the opening of the Cook County Community YMCA, there was a lot of discussion about what it would take for the YMCA to succeed.

Speak your Peace representatives Rob Karwath and Monica Bruning with WTIP's Rhonda Silence

County considers participation in "Speak Your Peace" civility project

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to take part in the “Speak Your Peace” civility project.

The building that sat vacant for more than a decade in Tofte has been removed. Photo courtesy of Rob Dieter

"Downtown" Tofte sees some changes

At one time, North Shore realtor Eva Judkins planned to operate a wedding chapel and retail store on a property near Bluefin Bay Resort and the Tofte Town Park.

Chef Luis Cortes preps a pepper for dinner service at Bluefin Grille in Tofte. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Bluefin chef from Puerto Rico crafts a new chapter in Minnesota

Luis Cortes is used to big water. Now in his mid-40s, the new executive chef at Bluefin Bay Resort spent most of his adult life working at restaurants in Puerto Rico.

All rivers along the North Shore could feel the impacts of climate change. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Climate change impacts on North Shore river and stream fishing

Fishing and time are two things that don’t often go hand in hand.


Researchers will collar, study moose on Isle Royale in 2019

Moose and wolves on Isle Royale generated a series of headlines across the country in 2018.

The Gitchi Gami State Trail section from Cutface Creek to Grand Marais will include a bridge like this over the Fall River.

DNR stands firm on Fall River bike trail bridge

In October, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced its decision on the construction of a bridge over the Fall River in Grand Marais for the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail.

Governor-elect Walz spoke briefly, then sat and took notes of community members comments and questions

Governor-elect Tim Walz meets community in Grand Portage

Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan set out on a five-day listening tour of the state on November 29.