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Northern Sky: January 7 - 20

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


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Weekend News Roundup for January 7, 2017

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


  Wildersmith reminds listeners that this weekend is "for the dogs" on the Gunflint Trail

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: January 6

Hard to believe, but week one of the New Year is n


  Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele

Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele leaving for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

U.S. Forest Service Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele has served in the Superior National Forest for just over three years.


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Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race begins Saturday, January 7

The Gunflint Mail Run is taking place in Cook County this weekend.


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Sub-zero weekend, but warm-up is coming

It’ll be a below zero weekend but starting Sunday and for the next few days, the weather will be warmer.


Clare Shirley - the new voice of West End News

West End News: January 5

Nothing says winter in Minnesota like a good old-fashioned get-together on the ice. This year marks the 11th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota.


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Vikings' basketball coach gives mid-season report

The Cook County Vikings girls’ basketball team is entering the second part of the season in January.


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WTIP investigates how to correctly say the word "sauna"

Winter has arrived in Minnesota. And for many that means it’s time to seek shelter inside a wood-finished room and splash water on superheated stones.


Rhonda Silence

Rhonda Silence

Rhonda Silence grew up in Grand Marais, moved away for 20-plus years and worked a variety of jobs before returning in 1995.

Email: 
rhonda@wtip.org

Library puzzle sculpture lowered for safety

People passing the Grand Marais Library may be alarmed to see the 20-foot puzzle sculpture laying on the ground.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioner talks about special elections and pending financial decisions

Through all the levy juggling at the end of the year, the county board has not so much made budget cuts as moved the process down the road.


 Commissioner Jan Sivertson is board chair for 2017

Commissioner Jan Sivertson is county board chair for 2017

Cook County Commissioner Jan Sivertson will serve as the board chair for 2017, as selected by her fellow commissioners during the first board meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 3.


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Grand Marais couple not seriously injured in rollover

A Grand Marais couple involved in a rollover crash near the Lafayette Tunnel on Highway 61 on Monday, January 2 were not seriously injured


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