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Gunflint residents foster friendships with neighborhood foxes this week

Wildersmith November 11

The season that north country folk anticipate at this time of year continues AWOE (absent without explanation).

Poplar River Valley

DNR issues ski hill permit to draw water from slowing Poplar River

After a review of more than 600 comments from the public, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr issued a permit to Lutsen Mountains Ski Hill to take water from the Poplar River for snowmaking despite the stre

Ada Igoe

Igoe wins award for Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Superior Magazine won 15 awards including a gold for Overall Excellence in its category and four additional gold awards at the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association’s annual Excelle

Mayor Carlson

Pool proposal, animal ordinance and new firefighters discussed at city meeting

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson joined WTIP's Jay Andersen in the studio with AM Community Calendar hosts Ann Possis and Marnie McMillan. The subject was Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Hal Greenwood. Photo: North Shore Highway 61

Alternative pool proposal brought to city and county

Claiming the cost of a renovated municipal pool would be far less than originally thought, a group of citizens lead by Hal Greenwood brought their information to the city and county this week.

Homer will be missed at Sawbill

West End News Nov. 10

As of Wednesday, Nov. 9, Sawbill Lake is about 75% frozen over. The shallow bays froze the day before and stayed frozen in spite of a sunny, calm day.

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Pool idea floated at county board meeting

A new swimming pool proposal was floated at the county board meeting this week. Commissioners also discussed a warming house for skaters and passed a social host ordinance.

Danna MacKenzie

Interview with County Information Systems Director Danna Mackenzie

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.

Familiar scene on Hwy 1

Public meeting for Hwy 1 construction project set for Nov. 15 in Ely

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Hwy 1 reconstruction project south of Ely between Forest Road 424/New Tomahawk Road and just north of Forest Road 553.


Bluegrass Masters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley play Studio A

Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.


Mountains 2 Montreal: 4,500-km. paddle across Canada in a 22-foot canoe

Buck spoke Nov. 4 with Dana Fountain & Peter Gorman, two of the members of the Mountains 2 Montreal Expedition team. They recently paddled 4,500 km. from near Jasper, Alberta to Montreal in 22-foot canoe. They listened to WTIP in the Quetico, and traveled by boat and car to Grand Marais to pledge their support of the station.

High speed internet

Governor names county info director to broadband task force

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Snow is on the way, but not quite here yet

We’re into the snow season, however not much of it is falling in the drought-stricken Arrowhead.

Evening grosbeak feeding young

Evening grosbeaks -- are numbers declining or is it a cycle?

For years evening grosbeaks have been common at local birdfeeders. Not so much recently. Is the decline just a cycle or a major change for these colorful birds?

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