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Large Lake Observatory equipment

UMD’s Large Lake Observatory research reported online

The work of the Large Lakes Observatory is the latest local research topic covered by the online magazine Science Nation.

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Wildersmith, December 9

As our northland Christmas season progresses, “all is calm and all is bright.”

Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack moves ahead with land swap

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack said late last week he would introduce legislation ordering the U.S.

Lost Puppy

There is a lost dog, last seen on the Caribou Trail in Lutsen. He’s a 5-month-old dachshund puppy with a reddish coat.

DJ in the early years

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 10

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

It's time for skiing and snowboarding in this week's West End News

West End News Dec. 8

 Mary Somnis sent me an email the other day, calling my attention to a local shopping initiative called “Made On The Range.” It is a website, – just like it

A missile being tested

Moments In Time: Military Contracts

Rick Anderson grew up in Grand Marais. One day at little league practice, he and his teammates looked up overhead and saw what looked like a missile heading out toward the big lake.

Cook County Dog Mushers, Inc.

Cook County Dog Mushers is on facebook! 


c/o PO Box 69
Hovland, MN 55606
United States
Brad Moore

PolyMet copper mine timetable slowed again

The proposed PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minnesota is facing more delays in the timetable to finish its environmental review.

Conductor Bill Beckstrand

Community Christmas Concert: Rehearsals & Reflections

This year’s performances of the annual Community Christmas Concert in Grand Marais drew capacity crowds, December 4 & 5th.  In this feature, WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson talks with conductor and composer Bill Beckstrand, now in his second year as director.  Mark also recorded parts of the final rehearsal and spoke with orchestra and chorus members.

Gunflint Hills golf course

Golf, park entry and reservations around the corner

The city’s Gunflint Hills golf course is going to need more capital money and the Rec Park’s “Community Connection” goes back to the drawing board.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD 166 board to meet on superintendent contract

Members of the Cook County school board are set to meet next week to hammer out a contract for Superintendent Beth Schwarz. According to board chair Mary Sanders the board will meet 8:30 a.m.

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