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The Special Olympic Torch, courtesy of Special Olympics MN

Cook County Law Enforcement seeks runners, walkers for Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, Special Olympic


Dr. Bill Crandall

Art teacher position on ISD166 school board agenda

There are – or may be – changes to the art program at School District 166 next year. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Superintendent Bill Crandall to find out more. 


"Canoes" by Mark Neuzil & Norman Sims

Minnesota author Mark Neuzil discusses his latest book, "Canoes"

Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims have written a gorgeous, illustrated history of a very special watercraft: "Canoes: A Natural History in North America." Mark joined guest host Dave Seaton to talk about putting the book together and what makes a canoe so special. They'll be presenting at North House's Wooden Boat Show the weekend of June 16.


"Shelter" by Sarah Stonich

Sarah Stonich talks about her memoir of making her own place in the woods: "Shelter"

Acclaimed Minnesota author Sarah Stonich has written a laugh-out-loud yet touching memoir about building her own cabin in the woods: "Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North." CJ chatted with Sarah about the book and her other current projects. She'll be in Cook County over Fisherman's Picnic weekend.


Lake Superior-North Watershed

MPCA: Watershed contains some of the least polluted waters

The Lake Superior-North Watershed covers more than a million acres in the Arrowhead from the Baptism River to the Canadian border.


Need a passport? The Grand Marais Post Office can help.

Grand Marais Post Office to host Passport Fair

The Grand Marais Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Work-project on the Poplar to Lizz Lake portage

Who: 
​The Northwoods Volunteer Connection
Where: 
Rockwood Outfitters
When: 
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 8:00am

Leaves of Grass – Illuminated

Who: 
Patrick Scully, of Patrick's Cabaret fame in the Twin Cities
Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 3:00pm

A search is under way for a missing camper at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Missing man found at Romance Lake

The Gunflint Trail Fire Department search and rescue team and U.S. Forest Service personnel began conducting a search at about 11 p.m.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 10

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Jupiter and its four moons

Northern Sky: June 10 - 23

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Robert Deschampe

New commissioner faces campaign violation complaint

 Commissioner-elect Robert “Bobby” Deschampe will take the oath of office on Tuesday, June 13 to become the Cook County District 1 representative.


The loon egg that did not successfully hatch is being sent to Cornell University.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 9

With official summer only 12 days away, the territory got a warm preview last weekend. Wilderness stickiness had some folks grinning while the moose and I were cringing.


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