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A locally grown Christmas tree in a Grand Marais home

Christmas trees have a local connection

Have you purchased a Christmas tree at a local business? Do you know where it was grown? Odds are the tree has been cared for by Karen Smaby of Grand Marais. 


Lily Gruber-Schulz

Former Cook County Vikings basketball player now playing at collegiate level

Lily Gruber-Schulz graduated from Cook County High School in the spring of 2016. While attending school in Grand Marais, Lily became well recognized for her talents as a student athlete.


Merry snowy Christmas

Weather Service issues warning of heavy snow for Christmas Day

There is a 100 percent chance of precipitation Christmas Day and into Monday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dean Melde about snow and more snow.


Winter at Maple Hill Church

Local churches invite community to Christmas services

Many area churches host special services during the holiday season. There are opportunities for caroling, community potlucks and fellowship.


Nevin Holmberg at the Dec. 20 county board meeting.

UPDATE: Commissioners set levy at 11.21 percent

Update: Following a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners that lasted until approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, the levy has been set at an increase of 11.21 percent.


Setting up the legendary "Old Black"

Adventures in ice fishing with Joe Friedrichs

WTIP producer and music director Will Moore has never been properly ice fishing. As someone born and raised in Minnesota, he feels this needs to change.


The Great Lakes face many problems--including climate change, invasive species, contaminants and more

Ship held in Duluth harbor now paying for North Shore environmental projects

Last year the activities of a large ship in the Duluth harbor was hit with $1 million in penalties after pleading guilty to dumping oily wastewater into the Great Lakes.


Julefest 2016 St. Lucia entering.jpg

Bethlehem Lutheran celebrates St. Lucia Day traditions

St. Lucia Day is an important tradition of the Scandinavian culture. It is celebrated here in Cook County at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Eira, with Jim Ofthsun middle right.

Duluth-based Celtic group Eira brings "Glen Tidings"

Eira (pronounce EH-ra) is a five-piece group from the Duluth area playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and beyond.