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Parking lot in downtown Grand Marais on Oct. 3. Photo by Deb Benedict

Parking lot in Grand Marais floods again during heavy rain

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell on parts of Cook County in less than 24 hours between Oct. 2 and Tuesday morning, Oct. 3.

Jeff Cadwell

Highway department current projects and update on engineer search

The highway department is busy this time of year.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about current projects that the highway department is working on, which inc

Richie Yurkovich (left) and wife Gabe (middle) in his group Polkarioty

Accordionist Richie Yurkovich live on the Scenic Route

Richie Yurkovich is an accomplished polka musician and accordionist hailing from central Wisconsin.

Lake scene, Cook County

Wisconsinites plot to steal our lakes; Minnesotans fight back

We read recently about a fiendish plot by some Wisconsin folks to steal Minnesota's lakes! Naturally this warranted further investigation. Lisa Legge, web editor and reporter for the Pioneer Press, who broke the story, joined Dave to fill us in. You can read her original story here. 

2017 Ig Nobel ceremony

27th Ig Nobel Prizes awarded at Harvard--science that makes you laugh, then makes you think

The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded at Harvard University. They're given every year for scientific achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Marc Abrahams, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, joined Dave to talk about this year's winners, including a study on whether a cat can be both a solid and a liquid. You can learn lots more about the awards and the science here. 

"A Year in the Wilderness," named one of 20 Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly

Dave & Amy Freeman talk about their new book, "A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters"

Explorers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to bring attention to threats to this area. Now they're out with a book about their experience, complete with gorgeous photos from their journey. They stopped by The Roadhouse to speak with CJ about the book and their experience. You can learn more about the book here. 

An estimated 150 people attended the rally at Harbor Park. Photo by Ann Possis

Large crowd gathers for rally against racial harassment and hate speech

Approximately 150 people attended a rally in Harbor Park in Grand Marais Sunday, Oct. 1, to address recent allegations of racism and hate speech in the community. 

Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Cook County Sheriff releases statement on racism and bullying

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen recently spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about the racist bullying reported to be taking place in the local school district.

The Lilypaddlers

"Lilypaddlers" spend eight days together on an all-female canoe trip

The Lilypaddlers are four women from Ontario, who in July went on an eight-day canoe trip together.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with Kat Scott, a member of the Lilypaddlers, to find out

Cook County's new branding design

Many Cook County taxpayers could see refunds based on preliminary levy

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 19, the commissioners voted to set a preliminary, or maximum levy for 2018.

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Weekend News Roundup for September 30

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

Night Sky by Nikolay Mihaylov via Flickr

Northern Sky: Sept 30 - Oct 13

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Avera eCare nurse Becky stands by to assist the emergency department at North Shore Health

Telemedicine comes to North Shore Health

North Shore Health has formed a partnership with Avera eCAre, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based emergency services provider.

Bear Cub by Wayne Kelso via Flickr

Wildersmith on the Gunflint September 29

WTIP News     September 29, 2017     Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred Smith

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