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Buck's Hardware in downtown Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Some patrons at Buck's Hardware not complying with request to wear a mask in the store

After asking community members and people who visit Buck’s Hardware in Grand Marais to wear a mask while shopping in the store to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the situation has bee


Outdoor news coverage is a primary focus for WTIP. Photo by Matthew Baxley

Outdoor news coverage remains important during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many aspects of life in Minnesota and beyond, outdoor news coverage remains an important topic at WTIP.


Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr with a luminary for the Class of 2020. Image courtesy of School District 166

ISD 166 offers community a way to show support for Class of 2020

School District 166 is working on making graduation day special for the Class of 2020, despite the restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Cascade Vacation Rental property in Grand Marais, Agate Bay. Photo courtesy of Cascade Vacation Rentals

Cascade Vacation Rental among the businesses changing operations due to COVID-19

North Shore lodging establishments are preparing for the arrival of guests on May 19, the day after Governor Tim Walz's "Stay Home MN" directive ends.

North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic have a unique partnership, officials say.

Cook County one of the few remaining in Minnesota without a confirmed COVID-19 case

Heading into the second full week of May, Cook County is one of only three counties across Minnesota without a confirmed case of COVID-19. The others are Lake of the Woods and Hubbard counties.


Fisherman enjoying one of our northland lakes - Photo courtesy of US Forest Service.jpg

DNR conservation officers planning for a busy fishing opener

As much a tradition as fishing on the opening day of the fishing season is a WTIP conversation with a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer.


The Isabella fire burned six acres on May 5, 2020. Photo courtesy of Finland Fire Department

Fire danger is high in the Northland

The U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Finland and Silver Bay fire departments responded to a grass fire in the Finland area on May 5. According to U.S.


The flag representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photo by Rhonda Silence

A conversation on COVID-19 readiness with Grand Portage 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 the community response to the virus.

Tofte Fire and Rescue. File photo

Fire damages Bluefin Bay Resort condo

 All three West End fire departments were paged to a fire at a Bluefin Bay Resorts condo at 9:49 a.m. on May 6. A caller reported gray smoke, changing directions. 
 

Lake County, Minnesota. WTIP file photo

WTIP talks with Lake County officials about first confirmed case of COVID-19

The first case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Lake County, home to Two Harbors, Finland, Silver Bay and other communities near and on the North Shore.