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Weekend News Wrap April 17

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to

The Angry Trout Cafe has expanded/photo by Barbara Jean Johnson

Several Grand Marais businesses expand

Visitors and residents alike may have noticed some changes to area businesses.


John McClure speaking to Tea Party group - photo by Carah Thomas

County Tea Party gathering held on courthouse steps

April 15 is the deadline day for Americans to pay their taxes. It’s has also become the day for tax protesters to hold Tea Party gatherings across the country.

Trail riding

First year review of county ATV ordinance is positive

Allowing All Terrain Vehicles on county gravel roads this past year has been a success.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week begins April 19

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 19 through 23 this year, with the statewide tornado drills taking place on Thursday, April 22. Over 70 Minnesota co

Grand Marais Arts Festival

Summer activities on Grand Marais City Council agenda

Grand Marais City Councilors were presented with a number of actions that mean summer is just around the corner.

Sen. Tom Saxhaug

New driver’s license may replace passports at border

If Sen. Tom Saxhaug has his way all you’ll need at the Minnesota-Ontario border crossing is a special driver’s license or ID card.

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Lost housing rehab funds reinstated for Cook County

There was some good news to report at the monthly meeting of the Cook County/Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority on Tuesday.


Se. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken weighs in on unemployment benefits and health care

Congress is back in session and a number of issues are pending, including the extension of unemployment benefits. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

Camprire

County at record fire danger levels

Campfire restrictions remain in effect throughout the Superior National Forest.