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Meteorologist Mike Stewart

A little rain, a little cooler, a little snow...

Good chance of rain in the mid-week forecast, but the long-range view is for warmer but dry weather. Oh, yes, there is a mention of possible snow by the weekend.


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Grand Marais area fisheries announces survey work

Fisheries staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grand Marais area office will conduct surveys and assessments on several


A look inside Upstate in Grand Marais

New store in downtown Grand Marais strives to keep it "North Woods modern"

A new store is open in downtown Grand Marais that features modern decor while venturing from standard moose or wolf paintings and pictures.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 7

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Fire danger increasing with dry weather

Fires near Iron Range town and Canada bring smoke to Cook County, North Shore

Smoke lingering in Cook County Friday evening is the result of a fire near Hoyt Lakes, which is a small town on the Iron Range approximately 110 miles from Grand Marais.


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Folk school trend finds welcoming home in North Shore region

A new folk school opening this month in Duluth has followed suit with the trend of folk schools arriving to northeastern Minnesota.


Dancing Bear Cafe Chef John Barton. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

New restaurant set to open on Middle Gunflint Trail

A new restaurant is set to open on the shores of Poplar Lake up the Gunflint Trail. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story on the Dancing Bear Café. 


Spring fires

Warm weather prompts fire danger

May is starting out dry and warm with elevated fire danger. But the weekend may see some rain, even thunderstorms.


Fishing opener

Local conservation officers prepare for fishing opener

The Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 14. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with DNR Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman about the upcoming season. 
 


Fishing inland waters

Fond du Lac biologist describes spear fishing on Cook County lakes

During the first week of May, spear fishing was conducted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Cook County under the guidance of Fond du Lac game wardens, biologists and Minnesota Depa