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Superior National Forest Update January 19, 2018

National Forest Update – January 18, 2018.

Gunflint Trail

Moose hit by two vehicles on Gunflint Trail

A moose was hit, but not fatally injured, on the Gunflint Trail between Loon Lake Road and Tucker Lake Road, and was reported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8:15

Wildersmith on the Gunflint - January 19

Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred Smith   January 19, 2018    

Father Seamus Walsh (Image from the Diocese of Duluth.)

Father Walsh's Saint of the Week

is not currently scheduled.

As part of WTIP's community voices series, Father Seamus Walsh, former priest for St.

Dan Shirley takes the school board oath of office

Dan Shirley joins ISD 166 school board

School District 166 held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 16.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Community conversations: mushers ready for Beargrease

Starting on Jan. 28, one of the North Shore’s signature and most iconic events will take place during the John Beagrease Sled Dog Marathon.

ISD 166 administrators - Bill Crandall, Mitch Dorr, Bill DeWitt

WTIP talks to new assistant principal Mitch Dorr

School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson resigned to take a superintendent position in Wrenshall in December 2017.

Members of the YMCA Northerns Swim Team. Photo by Sara Taylor

Local youth swim team to host meet in Grand Marais

As January begins to wind down, the Cook County YMCA Northerns Swim Team is preparing for sections and the state competition.

Viking Alpine girls take the podium at Lutsen

Alpine girls take first at conference meet

The Cook County Vikings Alpine team sponsored a conference meet at Lutsen Mountains on January 11. The Cook County girls team skiied into first place. 

Cook County Board of Commissioners

Commissioners engage in direct communication during public comment period

There was a fresh approach to the public comment period during a Committee of the Whole meeting Jan. 16 that included the entire Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary - School News January 10, 2018

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary - School News  January 10, 2018
with Dwight, Leif and Anna.

Mitch Dorr

School Board affirms Mitch Dorr as interim assistant principal

School District 166 held its first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 and it was the first meeting for interim Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr.

Bill Blackwell, Jr. receives the Commitment to Service award

Bill Blackwell, Jr. recognized for work at Bemidji State

A Bemidji State University administrator, and former Grand Portage resident, Bill Blackwell Jr., was one of 17 Minnesotans honored at the Governor’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in St.

Woodland caribou. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Threatened caribou transferred between Lake Superior islands via helicopter

As of Jan. 15, a total of nine caribou were transferred to the Slate Islands near the Canadian town of Terrace Bay. The caribou came from another island on Lake Superior known as Michipicoten Island.

Magnetic North - January 17

Magnetic North 1/15/17
Critter Catch and Release

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