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The Mist of Avalon. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Mist of Avalon draws large crowds to Rendezvous Days

The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.


ISD 166 campus

New assistant principal talks preschool funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.


Summer

Warm weather continues for a couple of days, then rains return

The sun returns for a couple of days, then more rain.


His master's voice??

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County schools will receive money for pre-Kindergarten classes.


Liquor from Tommy Banks remains at the Hungry Jack Lake cabin. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Cabin on Hungry Jack Lake rich with history of former mobster, bootlegger

A cabin on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake was once owned by a notorious Minnesota mobster and bootlegger.


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Local airport opens after runway remodel

After being closed for the entire summer, the Cook County/Grand Marais Airport reopened this week.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Nice weekend weather for Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow

Once the rain passes through, the weekend looks very comfortable – perfect for Rendezvous Days and the Pow Wow.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist


Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert - August 14

The 4th annual concert features vocal and instrumental classical and jazz music to benefit the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department. The concert is&n


Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer gives update on 2016 road projects

According to Cook County Highway Engineer Dave Betts, paving on the Sawbill Trail was completed on Friday, August 5th. Finishing work will continue over the next three weeks.


Trivia night in full swing

A look inside Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

Tuesday nights are trivia night at Grandma Ray's, formerly the American Legion in Grand Marais.