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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Interior Secretary warns about development near the wilderness.


New Logo

New name and logo for hospital

North Shore Health is the new name for Cook County’s hospital and care center.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad about new IDs, art and disasters


A trash pickup was held Wednesday, April 22 in Grand Marais

Local youths lead group picking up trash on Lake Superior shores

Earth Day is on April 22 this year, and in recognition of that a group led by local youths in the community went out to pick up trash on the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk: input to the county board on mining resolution was non-threatening

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is embroiled in a controversy over a mining resolution discussed and not acted upon by the county board.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the District 3 Senat


Chelsea Froemke

Preparation continues for group traveling from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay

A group of four women are planning a trip from Seagull Lake at the end of the Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay this summer.


Brook trout

Grand Marais event highlights DNR trout management plans along North Shore

There was an open house Tuesday, April 19 at the Cook County Community Center to discuss the DNR’s Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan in Minnesota.


Spiny waterflea

Spiny waterfleas disrupt the ecology of area lakes

It’s a tiny organism that’s infiltrated many Minnesota lakes causing large disruptions in the aquatic biomass even here in Cook County.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with aqu


Matthew Schmidt and Erin Altemus

Familiar faces bring changes to Camp Menogyn

YMCA Camp Menogyn up the Gunflint Trail has some changes to the management staff.


Dental care

Dental care as part of a total health picture

Dental care is an important part of the concept of total health care.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde and health care foundation director Karl Hansen about an


Lake Superior

LSProject: Water levels tell a story in Lake Superior

Lake Superior is up two inches in April from where it was in 2015. What does this mean on bigger scope and why are water levels important in Lake Superior?