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Lonnie Dupre

Lonnie Dupre calls off attempt to summit Mt. McKinley

Surprenant: Lonnie spent the night at 10,000 in a snow cave that he built on the way up.


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Youth speak out on bullying

On February 3rd, WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation will deal with bullying.


Housing construction progress at Grand Portage

Portage Monument building energy efficient housing

The Grand Portage National Monument is in the process of constructing housing for its seasonal employees and they’re going for green in a big way.


Ashley Deschampe - photo by Laurie Johnson, Cook County News Herald

Ashley Deschampe breaks 1,000 -- talks girl’s hoops

Cook County Vikings Girl’s Basketball wiz Ashley Deschampe recently made her 1,000th basket. It happened against the Ely Timberwolves, Jan. 22.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

County community center design choice may exclude city from planning process

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to select an architect for the new community center project.


Tofte Town Hall

Tofte shelves senior assisted living plans

There was some disappointing news for Tofte Township this month and as a result, plans to build a senior assisted living facility there have been put on hold. 


PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

State agency challenged in court over $4 million PolyMet loan

PolyMet Mining Corp. has encountered another stumbling block in its controversial bid to develop what would be Minnesota’s first large scale copper-nickel sulfide mine.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 22

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Expedition Manager Tom Surprenant talks about Lonnie Dupre on Denali

Grand Marais arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is poised to take the summit of Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali. His support manager is Hovland resident Tom Surprenant.