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Bear killed after attacking three people near Isabella

There were two separate attacks involving the same bear on the morning of Dec. 19 at McDougal Lake in Lake County. The lake is located off Highway 1 near Isabella.

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Local youth demonstrates holiday spirit by returning lost cash

Need a story to brighten your day?  Rhonda Silence talks with a very special young man.

Sawtooth Elementary - School News Dec 19

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary - School News - December 19, 2017
with Waylan, Bea and Carter. 

Josh Beck, the former director of Cook County's Health and Human Services Department

Trial canceled in Beck case following settlement

A long-anticipated trial in the criminal case involving former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck is no longer scheduled to take place.

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City hears from public about 2018 budget

There was a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 13. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with City Administrator Mike Roth about the latest happenings at city hall. 

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Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree makes Roadhouse debut

The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fiddle & vocals).

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Road salt is increasingly ending up in our fresh writer explains

Winter is here and that means salt on our roads. Where does all that salt go? Jay Andersen chatted with science and nature writer Greg Breining about the effects of salt on our waters, as well as some ways we can reduce the runoff. You can read Greg's full article on this topic here. 

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GES Kindergarten students sing Christmas Carols

Fifteen members of the kindergarten class at Great Expectations School recently came to WTIP to record Christmas Carols.  Thank you to teacher Ann Mundell for arranging this delightful afternoon!

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School planning social justice conference for spring

As part of its community communications effort, School District 166  established a Diversity Committee in August 2017.

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DNR does not complete dye-trace study at Devil's Kettle

As reported by WTIP in March 2017, a waterfall that famously “disappears” into a hole at Judge C.R.

Principal Adam Nelson helping prepare the new playground

Outgoing Principal Nelson with some final thoughts

School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson is leaving the district for a new position, as superintendent of the Wrenshall School District. His last day will be January 1, 2018. 

the new book by Roberta Walburn

Roberta Walburn writes fascinating biography of crusading federal judge Miles Lord

Judge Miles Lord was a unique man who went from modest roots on the Iron Range to being one of the most colorful and prominent judges in the country. Roberta Walburn, a Minneapolis attorney who served as one of the judge's law clerks, has written a portrait of Lord as a man and a judge. She talked with Ann Possis about the book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."

Garry Gamble

Garry Gamble to take questions on WTIP about tax survey

This past September a property tax survey was compiled and distributed by a group of local residents formed under the name “Concerned Citizens for an Affordable Coo

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Weekend News Roundup for December 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Snowy owls are invading Minnesota. Congressmen petition the Army Corps to act on carp study.

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Alpine Vikings on the slopes

The Cook County Vikings Alpine team is competing at Giants Ridge in Biwabik today, December 15. Racing started at 11 a.m. 

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