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The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: How a 3-year-old boy found an ancient artifact on a Grand Marais beach

In late October of 2010, much of North America experienced a huge storm complex, known as an extratropical cyclone. Minnesota experienced the lowest barometric pressures ever recorded.


Claudia, a former international worker who spent some time at Thomsonite Beach Inn

Thomsonite Beach Inn welcomes international workers

Changes to the international worker programs have caused problems for some businesses on the North Shore.


Respect and remembrance at Memorial Day ceremony - Photo by Gary Siesennop

Community gathers for Memorial Day remembrance

Community members gathered on the Cook County courthouse on Monday, May 28 for an observance of Memorial Day. About 80 people were in attendance under bright sunny skies. 


Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Candidates for Arrowhead board of directors talk 2018 election

The annual meeting of the Arrowhead Electric Cooperative starts at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast before the meeting officially begins at 10 a.m.


Moose in Superior National Forest

Researchers share update on moose, brainworm study

As first reported in September 2017 here on WTIP, a University of Minnesota professor set up a crowdfunding site to help research the parasite that’s devastating Minnesota’s moose populati


Memorial Day event in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Community observes Memorial Day

There are several options for community members to commemorate Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28.


A workforce housing project is planned for property adjacent to Arrowhead Cooperative in Lutsen

One Roof shares plans for Lutsen workforce housing project

Housing is an ongoing issue in the community and rental housing is in short supply.


A Nordic Star home being placed on its foundation.

Houses in place for first phase of Nordic Star housing development

The Nordic Star housing development, a joint effort of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) and One Roof Housing, is taking shape. 


Moose calves

Wildlife researchers share update on Grand Portage moose

Dr. Seth Moore is the director of biology and environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Dr. Tiffany Wolf is a wildlife epidemiologist with the University of Minnesota.


The scene of the fire on West Bearskin Lake on May 20. Photo by Jim Lundorff

Fire extinguished by good Samaritans on West Bearskin Lake

WTIP was contacted by two Cook County residents about a fire that started near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the shores of West Bearskin Lake on Sunday, May 20.