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Commissioner Sue Hakes

County considers a Social Host Ordinance to help curb underage drinking

A social host ordinance, EDA budget requests and good housing renovation news as well as an up date on county bonding projects.


Smoke on islands

Fire containment expected by end of the week

Hundreds of firefighters battling a forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.


Autumn is in the air

Weather to get a little wet and then cool off

A little rain is expected Wednesday, then the weather turns dry into the beginning of next week.


Fire from the air. Photo: Dennis Neitzke

Wildfire in NE Minn. now 59 percent contained

Firefighters report another good day battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Pagami Creek Fire is now 59 percent contained as of last night.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack wants roads before rails

Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack says he wants the federal government to fix its roadways before spending money on a proposed high speed passenger rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth.


the zoo's blue and yellow macaw

Duluth zoo receives reaccreditation and a state grant

The Lake Superior Zoo is poised to receive a $320,000 state grant.


Smoke cloud from Pagami Creek Fire

Pagami Creek Fire Update for Monday, Sept. 26

Crews are continuing to make progress against the fire that's been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for more than a month.


Pagami Fire over Sawbill Lake/Photo by Adam Hansen

Pagami Creek Fire Update -Saturday Sept. 24

According to the U.S. Forest Service’s September 24th Pagami Creek Fire update, the Pagami Creek Fire is now 39 percent contained and remains at 93,669 total acres.


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Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 24

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. WTIP’s focus this week was on the Pagami Creek Fire near Ely.


Islands smoke

Pagami Creek Fire is 35% contained, weather is helping

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 35% contained and remains at 93,669 acres.