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Hikers on a trail

Areas reopened on Superior National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.


Superior National Forest logo

Pagami Creek Fire stands at 90% contained

The forest fire burning since August in northeastern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is now 90 percent contained, according to fire authorities yesterday.


Mayor Carlson

Mayor: City supports grooming bike path for snowmobiles

The Grand Marais City Council has again approved grooming the bike trail for winter snowmobile use. That was one issue discussed at the recent city council meeting.


DSACF

Two local organizations among Touchstone finalists

Nine finalists for Touchstone Awards have been announced by the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation.


Campfire

Open burning restrictions lifted in state

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is lifting restrictions on open burning statewide, thanks to the cooler, wet weather.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

County board to act on Grand Portage law enforcement

The Cook County board met and discussed among other things, ice real and synthetic, budgets and law enforcement in Grand Portage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Sue Hakes.


Great Expectations School

Peter James talks about Great Expectations School activities

Great Expectations School held their board meeting early due to the up-coming MEA vacation.


ISD166 campus

ISD166 school board poised to make administrative cuts decision

After nearly eight months of discussion and many hours of deliberation, the ISD166 school board could make a major administrative decision on Oct. 18.


Black bear

Two big game seasons end this weekend; numbers down

Both the bear and moose seasons end on Sunday, Oct. 16. According to DNR Assistant Area Wildlife Manager Dave Ingebrigtsen, harvest numbers are down.


Great Lakes from space

Mercury levels mostly down in Great Lakes

A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recen