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Fishing at sunset

DNR says fishing-license sales continue downward trend

Here in Cook County, fishing is often serious business.


Grand Portage TribalCouncil members - Chair Norman Deschampe, John Morrin, Marie Spry, Treasurer April McCormick, Bill Myers

Grand Portage seats new Tribal Council members

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa members elected to the Reservation Tribal Council in June have officially taken their seats.


The DNR shared this concept drawing of the proposed bridge at Fall River

DNR hears concern about Gitchi Gami bridge proposal

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division held an open house Thursday, July 12, at the Grand Marais City Hall council chambers to discuss and get feedback on the Grand Ma


Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Researchers focus on early life of herring to preserve historic fishery

When Lake Superior comes up in casual conversation, it’s easy to think big. After all, in terms of surface area, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.


RV crash at Poplar River - Photo by Mirel Sabau

Update: RV crashes at Poplar River

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Lutsen Fire Department, Lutsen EMS, Cook County Emergency Management, U.S.


Gitchi-Gami State Trail

DNR hosts open house on Gitchi Gami trail development

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will host an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Richard Painter and WTIP's Jay Andersen

Senate candidate Richard Painter talks with WTIP

Richard Painter, a longtime Republican and former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in Minnesota.


Hjordis Captain Matt Ecklund checks out the glider Gitchigami before it was launched

Large Lakes Observatory glider missing at sea

At the end of June, WTIP shared news of the University of MN’s Large Lakes Observatory and the underwater glider it uses to study Lake Superior.


Smallmouth caught on Hungry Jack Lake. Photo by Joe Powell

Smallmouth bass fishing heats up on the Gunflint Trail

Many anglers come to places near Grand Marais and up the Gunflint Trail with walleye on their minds.