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Warm winter

Warm January sets records all over state

This stint of continued warm weather is setting records.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart about a long January thaw.


Beargrease volunteer Mike Levig with friends at the start of the race

Hitting the trail before the Beargrease

Established in 1980, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. It takes a lot of preparation to conduct this nearly 400-mile event.


Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Winter studies of water along North Shore focus on the future

A pair of studies focusing on the health of water in Lake Superior and the surrounding watersheds are the focus of this segment in the Lake Superior Project.


Doing Radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Travel to the ice caves is not safe. Wolves could be delisted again.


Cook County seeks to address human trafficking

Janaury has been named "Human Trafficking Awareness Month," but this is an issue that many in Cook County and along the North Shore are working to combat year round.


View of new hospital kitchen

New board members and new work on hospital expansion

North Shore Health has one new and two returning board members.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad about board business and a couple of facility surveys


Valita Bockovich with some Haitian children

Grand Marais women prepare for Haiti mission trip

Valita Bockovich and Gloria Johnson of Grand Marais have established a relationship with the people of the Fountain of Christ School in Haiti.


Fat tire bikes are now allowed on sections of the Pincushion trail system. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Winter grooming of bike trails at Pincushion under trial period

The USDA Forest Service Gunflint Ranger District, in collaboration with the North Superior Ski & Run Club and the Superior Cycling Association have drafted a plan to allow grooming of single track


Possible freezing rain

Rain-snow mix, 30 to 60 percent chance over weekend

Because of down telephone service, we’ve been unable to speak directly to the National Weather Service in Duluth. However we have been consulting their website.