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Smoke west of Grand Marais by Scott Herrly

Smoke in northern Minnesota from Canadian wildfires

Smoke in the air this weekend is the result of wildfires burning in Canada.


Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Foul odor revisits Highway 61 and Grand Marais in 2019

In recent summers, a number of local residents and business owners in Grand Marais complained about the smell from the city’s wastewater treatment plant.


Lake Superior fishing is common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Lake Superior anglers express concern over commercial fishing industry

Fisheries supervisors from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently told WTIP they’ve been hearing concerns from a collection of North Shore anglers regarding commercial fishing op


Saganaga Lake is located at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Update: Missing anglers found on Saganaga Lake

After nearly two hours of searching for a pair of missing anglers at the end of the Gunflint Trail, a search and rescue team found the duo on Saganaga Lake.


Elizabeth "Beth" Drost is the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Chair

A conversation with new Grand Portage Tribal Council Chair Beth Drost

As announced earlier by WTIP Community Radio, Elizabeth “Beth” Drost has won the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa special election to become Tribal Chair.


Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway department seeks public input via survey

The Cook County Highway Department is seeking input from the community to better understand the public’s expectations and preferences on the county’s road construction investments and main


Grand Portage Band flag. Submitted image

Beth Drost wins Grand Portage Tribal Chair seat

The unofficial results of today’s special election for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are in.

Buck Benson, sometimes-radio voice and longtime owner of Buck's Hardware, has retired! Photo by Rhonda Silence

Buck Benson on the sale of the hardware store

Some community members got wind of the news before it became official.


Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Mayor's comments on Climate Action Plan, MnDOT and more

The city of Grand Marais had a very full agenda on June 26, with two topics taking up the majority of the discussion, the city's Climate Action Plan and the increased costs of the Highway 61 recon


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

Prescribed burn near Gunflint Trail could bring smoke to Grand Marais Monday

The US Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn for tomorrow on Monday up the Gunflint Trail.