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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.


Dog at Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race

Awareness of Cook County trapping valuable to pet owners

Trapping remains a legal practice in Cook County and along the North Shore.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for December 17

A new attorney and a new trial date for Kirk Bigby. No lease renewal for Twin Metals. The commissioners vote to lower proposed levy…all this and more in the week’s news.


An interview with Nocka, the elf

This is a busy time of year for Santa’s elves – and WTIP's Sherrie Lindskog was lucky enough to be able to talk with an elf.


Snow covered airplane at the airport

Interview with airport manager Rodney Roy

WTIP's Will Moore visited the Grand Marais/Cook County airport to learn more about the facility.


Kirk Bigby

Bluefin shooter changes attorney, gets new trial date

By Rhonda Silence 

Grand Marais - Kirk Lee Bigby has a new attorney and his court date scheduled for January has been delayed.