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Fall color
Once we get through a couple of rainy days, the weather should clear up nicely after Wednesday through the weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike...
Dave and Amy Freeman speak to a crowd of 300 people at River Point Resort and Outfitting Company. All photos by Joe Friedrichs
To conclude their year spent entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Dave and Amy Freeman paddled out to some 100 friends, fellow adventurers, activists and curious people on Friday, Sept. 23 on the Kawisihiwi River south of Ely. An even larger crowd waited back on the...
 As the population of Cook County continues to grow, so too will the demand for more local daycare providers
The Cook County YMCA is in the process of taking over Cooperation Station, a local daycare provider. We spoke with Cooperation Station Board Chair Betsy Jorgenson about what this means for that organization and other local daycare providers. 
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Fall enters with a rainy weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen speaks with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.
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The Rainbow camp kitchen. All photos by Joe Friedrichs
A regional gathering of the Rainbow family took place on national forest land from Sept. 9 to 22. The gathering was held in a remote setting near the Sawbill Trail and Temperance River. It featured about 60 people coming and going, with some participants staying for the entire two weeks. ...
Cook County Court House and government offices
During a 90-minute afternoon session of their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Cook County Commissioners fine tuned a draft resolution regarding the implementation of a sales tax increase. The half-cent sales tax would help fund the local highway department. ...
Painters prepare for the quick paint at Artist's Point

Last week 80 artists arrived in Cook County to produce over 1000 unique and original paintings in the outdoors. It's an annual plein air competition put on by the Grand Marais Art Colony that puts artists in the middle of the Minnesotan landscapes they capture on the canvas. Will Moore spoke...



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Singing with the radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Shooting suspect back in court, a trial date is set. WTIP add staff to its news department....
Dr. Seth Moore

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake...


Dr. Tiffany Wolf and Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
Opioids
Prior to the live Third Thursday broadcast WTIP aired a special report from AMPERS' Minnesota Native News: “Opioids in Minnesota Native Communities.”

The heroin and...
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