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"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has a cast of more than 50!

The "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" opens Friday

With more than 50 children taking part in the Grand Marais Playhouse's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," there&rsqu


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Avoiding stress makes holidays happier

The holidays can be stressful for families and stress can sometimes lead to domestic violence.

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Family food shelf use at all-time high

Hunger knows no season, but it can be particularly difficult in winter and around the holidays. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story about increased use at the food shelf.


Weekend News Roundup for December 4

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week: governor's ballot recount, county tax increases, Isle Royale National Park begins evaluation of c


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Judge: Chicago locks can stay open over Asian carp

A federal judge Thursday turned down a plea from five states to order the immediate closure of shipping locks on Chicago-a

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Biomass feasibility study getting underway in Cook County

A study is getting underway in Cook County that will look at using woody biomass to generate energy for local use.  The study kicks off with a public meeting on Thursday, December 9.

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City to use bike trail for snowmobile traffic

Grand Marais city councilors met with the chamber of commerce and snowmobile club on Tuesday.

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. The purpose of the annual event is to call attention to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic across the globe. 

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Sen. Al Franken interviewed on WTIPs "Daybreak"

Minnesota's U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke with WTIPs Jay Andersen on "Daybreak", Dec. 1.