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Weekend News Roundup for August 19

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. This week the county board started budget and levy discussions and a Clean Water groups headed to St.


International workers

International workers, Thursday Conversation topic

A 2012-13 economic analysis of Cook County documented tourism as 82% of our local economy. This year 40% of the seasonal jobs servicing that economy are filled by international workers.


Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Solar eclipse in Cook County: Everything you need to know

Everyone in the continental United States has a chance to see some part of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.


First houses are being built

Grand Marais workforce housing project update

The Grand Marais workforce housing project is underway with help from One Roof Housing in Duluth.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the deputy director of One Roof Housing, Cliff Knettel, abo


Kadunce River

Kadunce River and popular hiking trail set for closure until Sept. 15

The DNR will be doing some projects along the Kadunce River in the coming weeks, including fish restoration and other related construction. The project will last from Aug. 20 to Sept. 15.


Sign along the Gitchi-Gami Trail (image courtesy of GGTA Facebook page)

Gear up for the 17th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride Sat., Aug.19

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association will hold its 17th annual trail ride Saturday, Aug.


Teri Downing inside the former Harbor Light, which will now be called the WunderBar

New restaurant to open at former Harbor Light location in Grand Marais

In early August the former Harbor Light Restaurant in Grand Marais came under new ownership.


Sheriff Eliasen

Cook County sheriff talks end-of-summer happenings

Summer is winding down and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen about how Fisherman's Picnic and Rendezous Days went, as well as Eliasen's recent budget prop


Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson

State Patrol reminds motorists to watch for motorcycles

Summer brings a lot of traffic to the North Shore and many of the vehicles are motorcyles. WTIP's Rhonda Silence speaks with Sgt.


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Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.