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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.


Moose

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.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Mayor talks about council vacancy, ordinances and more

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux stops by the WTIP studio for an interview after each meeting of the Grand Marais City Council.


A 7.0 earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, Nov. 30 - Photo courtesy of Associated Press

Checking in with a former Grand Marais resident in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets


School District 166 - Eagle entrance

School lock-down rumors unfounded

Rumors surfaced throughout the community on Friday, November 30 that School District 166 had initiated a "lock-down" on the Grand Marais campus in response to some sort of threat.


Stacey Hawkins speaks during the Truth in Taxation meeting. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Emotions once again run high during Truth in Taxation meeting

Opinions, statistics and tax dollars were the cynosures in an hour-long discussion at the Cook County Courthouse tonight, as 10 people addressed the Board of Commissioners to share a mix of emotions a


Grand Marais City Hall in winter

City accepting applications to fill city council vacancy

At the Grand Marais City Council meeting on Wednesday, November 28, the council addressed the vacancy on the board due to Carl “Pete” Gresczyk deciding to decline the council seat to which


A search for childcare in the Duluth area brings up pages of options for parents

Lack of childcare a factor in family leaving community

Like many parents in the community, Maren Webb had difficulty finding childcare in Cook County. WTIP spoke to her at the start of this series on the childcare situation in Cook County.