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Cabin owners need to take extra septic precautions

Tait Lake focus of algae study for Minnesota agency

A research associate with UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute is seeking to understand harmful algae blooms in Minnesota, including a lake in Cook County.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 14

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Ciscos in Lake Superior, A new Superintendent at Grand Portage Monument.


  Reilly Wahlers finished third at the Moose Mountain Invite on Jan. 12

CCHS Alpine teams take first at Moose Mountain Invite

The Cook County Vikings hosted the Moose Mountain Invite at Lutsen Mountains on Thursday, January 12.


WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

Cook County Law Enforcement Report


Carol Christenson

Warmer weather is on the way

It’ll be cold into the weekend but it’ll soon start to warm up and the next week will be much warmer and very pleasant weather.


Looking over Poplar Lake at the starting line

Action at the 2017 Gunflint Mail Run

January 7th marked the 6th Annual Gunflint Mail Run since it's revival in 2012.


Trail Center

Parking restrictions set on Gunflint Trail for Beargrease

Parking during the upcoming John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon was a topic discussed this week by the Cook County Commissioners. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 


 Car crash at Clearview

Car crashes into Clearview shopping center in Lutsen

A vehicle crashed into the front of the Clearview shopping complex in Lutsen on Saturday, January 7.


Mike LaVigne, right, is joined by incoming bank president Mark Youngdahl

Community says goodbye to local bank President Mike LaVigne

After serving as president of the Grand Marais State Bank for the past 33 years, Mike LaVigne is retiring at the end of January.


 Grand Marais Public Utilities Commissioner George Wilkes

Grand Marais PUC hires consultant for solar project planning

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission is researching alternative energy options such as solar power.