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Fire on Superior National Forest in 2018. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Fire danger remains high ahead of busy weekend in the BWCA

Permits for the east side of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over Memorial Day Weekend and the days leading up to it are essentially all reserved at this time.
 


Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Minnesota's North Shore prepares for busy week as state's stay-at-home order expires

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order expires today (May 18) and a number of Cook County businesses are set to reopen this week, including retail stores in downtown Grand Marais and more local lodging


Grand Portage Band flag. Submitted image

A community update with Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Chair Beth Drost

During the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, WTIP Community Radio has been checking in with local government officials to learn more about community response to the virus.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

BWCA will open for overnight use May 18, campfire ban also set to expire

On Monday, May 18, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) will open for both day and overnight use.


The forest floor is dry even after the recent rains. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Rain lowers Northland fire danger, but conditions could change quickly

Despite a nice rain overnight on May 13, Department of Natural Resources forester and firefighter Aaron Mielke says caution is still advised. 
 

Canoe in the BWCA. Photo submitted by Jaye White

Feds say BWCA overnight use being mulled after state's stay-at-home order set to expire

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced last night that he will let his current stay-at-home order expire Monday, May 18.


148th Fighter Wing flies over North Shore Health to honor frontline medical workers. Photo David R. Johnson

Minnesota National Guard honors medical, essential workers with F-16 flyover

The 148th Figher Wing and Minnesota's National Guard participated in "Operation American Resolve" on Wednesday, May 13, conducting an honorary F-16 "Fighting Falcon" flyov

Fisherman's Picnic is an annual event that draws thousands to Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs.

Fisherman's Picnic canceled for summer 2020 in Grand Marais

Fisherman’s Picnic is an annual celebration in downtown Grand Marais.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Two county commissioner seats up for election as filing begins May 19

There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Edward R. Murrow Award. Submitted photo

WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today that WTIP is among the winners of a 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Award.