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Sam Crowley with his family

Two candidates run for one-year supervisor role in Tofte

Cook County’s West End townships will be holding annual meetings and elections on Tuesday, March 14.

Border sign

Border Patrol discusses refugees fleeing to Canada

Refugees fleeing Minnesota to cross into Canada have been making headlines across Minnesota and other northern border states recently.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: March 9

Recko, Patience and Cameron report the latest School News.

West End News: March 9

Not to go full Minnesotan on you, but I need to take a minute to talk about the weather.

Lake Superior in March storm

This video was shot by Maggie Friedrichs on the shores of Lake Superior near Lutsen. Winds reached 60+ miles per hour on March 7th along the North Shore. 

WTIP's "Grassroots Radio" Membership Drive

Volunteers needed for WTIP's "Grassroots Radio" membership drive: March 16 to 20

Spring is just around the corner, and so is WTIP’s first membership drive of the year!

Dave Tersteeg

Park gets Great Lakes Restoration money for trees

The Grand Marais Park Board will be planting trees, installing a major public sculpture and more. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with park manager Dave Tersteeg.

Nancy McReady

Iron Range group launches lawsuit against Governor Dayton

A group called“Up North Jobs” and some individual citizens in the Ely area had filed a lawsuit against Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton regarding his stance on the Twin Metals Mining leases.

Todd Zins and Holly Johnson

Outpost Motel under new ownership

The Outpost Motel east of Grand Marais was owned by Jim and Jennifer Plahuta for over 25 years. In January, Holly Johnson and Todd Zins became the new owners.

LSProject logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Preserving Rock of Ages lighthouse

The historic Rock of Ages lighthouse in Lake Superior has fallen into disrepair. A small group of people have banded together in an attempt to preserve this iconic light.

School News from Birch Grove: March 6

Kalina, Arlo and Tucker report the latest School News.

Northern Sky: March 4 - 17

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

Swimmer Joe Friedrichs launches from the starting block. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

Cook County YMCA to host adult swim meet March 11

There is an adult swim meet at the Cook County YMCA on Saturday, March 11.  The meet starts at 10 a.m. and goes until noon. Warm-ups and registration for the event start at 9 a.m.

Patsy O'Brien (left) and Dick Hensold

Dick Hensold and Patsy O'Brien live on WTIP

Two Twin Cities-based Irish musicians, guitarist Patsy O'Brien and Northumbrian smallpipes player Dick Hensold, stop by WTIP to play music for hosts Carl Solander and Will Moore ahead of a Saturda

Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee of The Lowest Pair.

The Lowest Pair's Kendl Winter on the Scenic Route

Kendl Winter is one-half of the group The Lowest Pair, playing banjo and guitar.

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