Local News

Mayor Larry Carlson

City has employee contract

The District Heating Project is on indefinite hold and the city has a contract with its employees. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson.


Rena Rogers

County IS director talks about tower strobes

The county will be installing new daytime strobe units on the new radio/phone tower. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with county Information Systems and Communications Director, Rena Rogers.


"Trail Partners" Important to Forest Service

Trail Partners/Volunteers are important for maintenance of USDA Forest Service trails, especially with the plentiful snow that the area experien


Walleye spearing. Photo - La Crosse Tribune

Fond du Lac to spear walleyes in Cook County

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has declared 13 lakes in Northeastern Minnesota where its band members will spear walleyes this spring.


burning brush pile

DNR: Burn brush while snow is still on the ground

Even though there’s plenty of snow on the ground now, in a week or two we could be seeing a lot less of it.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Spring weather on tap for the week

Just when we need it the most, spring weather will show up this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart..


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Weekend News Roundup for April 5

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news.


Phil Heywood

4th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, Saturday April 12

If you’d like to learn more about fingerstyle guitar, or share your expertise, the annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend is  Apri


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Clara Waddell, playwright

Clara Waddell is a Lutsen native and winner of a University playwriting contest.  The live reading of ‘Rooted Hearts’ will be April 24th in Minneapolis.  North Shore M


Peter Yarrow

Keeping the folk music tradition alive: Talking with Peter Yarrow

He was one-third of the iconic ‘60s folk group Peter Paul and Mary.