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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Wildfire reported on Daniels Lake in BWCA in Mid-Trail area

UPDATE: At 6 p.m. WTIP received an update from the Forest Service. 

Rob Ecklund. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Ecklund talks B2B Touring Route, Isle Royale and more during town hall event

A visit to the North Shore meant a busy day for District 3A Representative Rob Ecklund on July 23.

Isle Royale Superintendent Phyllis Green with Tribal Council Member John Morrin and Chair Beth Drost. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Portage ancestral homeland recognized in new designation of Isle Royale

Grand Portage community members and friends boarded the Grand Portage-Isle Royale ferry boat, the Sea Hunter, on a brilliant summer morning on July 23 to head to Isle Royale for a unique cele

ATVs are currently allowed on sections of the Gunflint Trail - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County board approves opening large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

ATVs are now allowed to operate in a large section of the Gunflint Trail where they were previously banned.

Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Update: Woman reported missing near Hungry Jack Lake found safe in town

UPDATE: An employee of Hungry Jack Lodge on the Gunflint Trail who was reportedly missing Monday was found just before 5 p.m. in Grand Marais.

Loon Family by Travis Novitsky

Loons dying from West Nile virus in northern Minnesota

A recent uptick in reports of dead loons and test results indicate an impact from West Nile virus, according to nongame wildlife staff at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo

Local PHHS director talks shake up at state agency

Minnesota lawmakers are considering reorganizing the state’s Department of Human Services following a series of leadership resignations.

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Mayor explains delay on Carbon Dividend Act vote

The city of Grand Marais once again tackled some tough topics at the regular meeting on Wednesday, July 10.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Local resident participates in Star Tribune BWCA trip

A group of paddlers associated with the Star Tribune made a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in June.