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Erosion along the Arrowhead Trail as the waters recede. Note the exposed  telephone cable.

Rains soak the shore, flood city and parts of Hovland

Heavy rains yesterday flooded parts of Grand Marais where the National Weather Service reported up to three inches fell in two hours.

An old plane wreck at Zenith Lake with a great story.

West End News: July 21

It’s a relief to be back in the business of selling fishing licenses here at Sawbill.

Redjinn on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Fern Foliage In The North

Fern’s may not have blossoms, but they still contribute to the north woods beautiful forest foliage. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about local fern growth.

Timo Newton-Syms on Flickr

Tadpoles, Starting Small

Tadpoles are the special young of frogs. They’re real survivors with some interesting strategies and defenses.

Roger Lynn on Flickr

Wild Flowers And Berries Scatter the Forest Floors

Summer is flying by as we have reached the midpoint of July with the full “half-way moon,” all on this same weekend.

Carol Christenson

Some relief ahead as cold front approaches

Hot. Humid. Rain and flooding – all a part of weather on the North Shore this week. And there’s more to come.

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill explains his special session votes

The Minnesota Legislature met Tuesday into Wednesday morning in a special session to pass the budget agreement reached by Governor Dayton and the Republican leadership.

Nora Richards and Elliot Noyce on WTIP

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Rich Harwood

Rich Harwood on creating community through public broadcasting

Ann Possis spoke recently with Rich Harwood, founder/president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and author of "Why We're Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outward," about WTIP's focus on community engagement.

Minnesota State Capitol

Special session starts at 3 p.m. today

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative session in the hope of ending the state's nearly three-week government shutdown.

Finland Coop mural installation

Finland Cooperative Store completes new mural

Folks driving down the hill into Finland on Hwy 1 will notice a big change on the side of the Finland Co-op store – a new mural has been completed.

Canadian boreal wildfire

Smell smoke? It’s Ontario!

If you’re smelling smoke in Cook County this week, it’s blowing down from huge wildfires burning to the north.

Tom Christiansen at the Grand Marais Arts Festival

Sculptor Tom Christiansen featured on "Artist Open House"

Artist Open House is a feature series about local visual artists, the art they do and why they do it. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this profile of Lutsen sculptor Tom Christiansen.

Rep. C hip Cravaack

Cravaack intensifies re-election bid while moving family east

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack says he’s being pressured into starting his re-election campaign earlier than he’d expected.

Gov. Karl Rolvaag

Pastor Kris Garey talks about her governor father

Kristin Garey is pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland. Her father was the 31st governor of Minnesota, Karl Rolvaag and her grandfather was a famous Norwegian immigrant novelist.

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