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Bob Pranis at Office Outpost in downtown Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

New video conference centers and office aim to expand Cook County communications

A collection of video-conferencing centers and a new office space in downtown Grand Marais have been created to further expand communications in the region.


Dry conditions this year have fire officials on high alert. Photo by Matt Herberg

DNR fire official talks conditions, etiquette as Fishing Opener approaches

Warm and dry conditions to start the month of May have officials from a variety of government agencies, in addition to outdoor enthusiasts, on high alert with regard to fire danger in northeastern Min


Jerry Hiniker at the Vinyl Nook. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Record shop opens in downtown Grand Marais

A new record shop has opened in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with the owner of the Vinyl Nook.
 


Opener 2016?

For the opener: rain, wind and...snow!

Finally rain, and more on the way for the opening fishing weekend, and with it a little wind, a little snow is possible.


Buhl Village Hall in Buhl, Minnesota.

Cook County officials seek to remove boys from Mesabi Academy after reports of abuse, maltreatment

A recent and ongoing investigative series from American Public Media into the Mesabi Academy, which is a juvenile corrections facility on the Iron Range, has brought a string of reaction and emotion t


An aircraft fights a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota. Photo by Matt Herberg

Drones, private airplanes not a welcome sight near wildfires

Over the last few days, there have been at least two intrusions in northern Minnesota involving the invasion of restricted airspace from people attempting to get near wildfires – one was a priva


Silver Creek in Lake County

Spring Along the North Shore: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Spring in northeast Minnesota often starts out with dirty snow and cool temperatures. But the season can also be full of color and the promise of summer.


Dr. Jenny Delfs

HPV vaccinations prevent cervical cancer

HPV is an extremely common virus, it can cause cervical cancer, but a simple vaccination is much more than an ounce of prevention. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Dr.


Lake Superior

Presentation to focus on hazardous barrels found in Lake Superior

The public is invited to attend a presentation on Wednesday, May 11 at the Grand Marais Public Library by Frank Koehn, a spokesman for a federally funded project to investigate barrels containing haza


Student-created art from the 2016 Oshki Ogimaag 'Public Art Project'

Oshki Ogimaag "Public Art Project" exhibit on Thursday, May 12

Jana Berka spoke with Oshki Ogimaag's Belle Janicek about Oshki's participation in the “Public Art Project” which features artwork created by Oshki Ogimaag students.