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Final care center cleaning before opening

Expanded care center nears completion

The North Shore Health care center is close to completion and the residents are excited about moving into their new homes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


Storm damage in Duluth: News Tribune photo

Severe storms could return to the area later this weekend

The severe storms that quickly moved through the county Thursday left a long trail of downed trees and powerlines stretching from west of Duluth through northern Cook County and on into northern Wisco


Ely Memorial High School

Twin Metals hearing in Ely draws large crowd

The second of two public "listening sessions" held by the U.S. Forest Service on Twin Metals mineral leases was held in Ely this week.


Laura and Brian Wilson on their strawberry farm near Hovland. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

North Shore strawberry farm a welcomed slice of paradise

A family owned and operated strawberry farm near Hovland is proving to be a huge success along the North Shore. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently visited the farm and has this report. 


Primary 2016

Primary ballots can confuse mail recipients

A general look of confusion crossed the faces of many Cook County postal patrons when they found a Primary Ballot in their mail boxes recently.


Beth Homa harvests birch bark

Harvesting birch bark with Beth Homa-Style

Beth Homa-Style is a former North House intern and professional birch bark weaver and artisan based out of Minneapolis.


Stage Door: Interview with Sue Hennessy

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.


More than 80 vendors were on hand for the Moose Lake Agate Days. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Agate festival a gem for North Shore residents and beyond

The 47th Annual Agate Days Festival in Moose Lake was held over the weekend. The event features more than 80 vendors and an estimated 3,000 people attended this year.  


A concentrating listener

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.