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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A new Human Services director is hired by the county. Cliffs vows to buy Essar Steel.


Members of the Journey 4 Renewal team

Young adventurers continue journey from Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay

Four young women, including Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson, are paddling canoes from the end of the Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay this summer.


Forest Service staff listen to public comment at the Duluth Convention Center. Photo by Ann Possis

North Shore residents attend mining permit 'listening session' in Duluth

A collection of Cook County residents were among the estimated 600 people who attended a public meeting held by the U.S.


Summer

A partly sunny weekend is forecast, warmer and more like summer -- later

The low pressure swirling above us in Canada will bring rain on and off later this weekend. In the meantime, things are gearing up for warmer clear weather into the week.


The Beck family will arrive to Cook County in late July

New Cook County PHHS director has family ties to former Minnesota governor

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners Tuesday morning, the board approved the hiring of Joshua Beck as the director of the county’s Public Health and Human Services Department.


Gunflint Lodge Zip-line tours are a feature of the business. Photo by  by Chris Polydoroff

New owners at Gunflint Lodge discuss future of business

Gunflint Lodge has been in the Kerfoot family since 1929, but on June 17 a new chapter started in the history of the iconic lodge.


Water strider

Soil and Water hosts workshop on water bugs

Cook County Soil and Water will host an insect class at Chik- Wauk this weekend.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Water Plan Coordinator Ilena Berg about macro invertebrates.


Office Outpost

Office Outpost opens in Grand Marais

A new co-working space is open in downtown Grand Marais.


Fishburgers and hot dogs were standard at the North Shore Art Fair

Roots of local art festival date to 1960s

The second weekend in July has a longstanding tradition for art festivals along the North Shore.


Grand Marais Arts Festival

Nice weather predicted for Arts Festival weekend

Rain on and off until Saturday and then great weather for an arts festival Saturday and Sunday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.