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Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer gives update on 2016 road projects

According to Cook County Highway Engineer Dave Betts, paving on the Sawbill Trail was completed on Friday, August 5th. Finishing work will continue over the next three weeks.


Trivia night in full swing

A look inside Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

Tuesday nights are trivia night at Grandma Ray's, formerly the American Legion in Grand Marais.


Tracy Jacobsen is a chef and baker who lives in Silver Bay

North Shore baker and chef finds perfect match with Finland Community Center

Tracy Jacobsen was the executive chef at Bluefin Bay Resort before he retired. He now bakes bread under his own company name, North Coast Breads.


Clubtail dragonfly: Mark Cassino

Aquatic macro-invertebrate excursion is Saturday

On Saturday the 13th you’ll be able to set up a net across the Kadunce River and net…water bugs.


Rainfall

Week's weather starts out fine, then turns stormy

The week’s weather starts out fine, thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Fresh pies are made daily at Clearwater Lodge

Homemade pies at Clearwater Lodge a favorite on Gunflint Trail

The pies at Clearwater Lodge have been a popular item up the Gunflint Trail this summer. And there is a new baker in charge at the historic lodge.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 6

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A new twist in the oil pipeline story. Moose on the minds of two commissioners.


Bear with cubs

DNR reports numerous bears encountering people as peak of summer arrives

With the berry and tourist seasons in full swing, there have been a number of encounters with bears and people recently along the North Shore and throughout the area.


Fisherman's Picnic

Weekend weather shaping up for a nice Picnic

After more rain Thursday afternoon, the front comes through bringing with it some pretty nice summer weather, dry and warm. Perfect for a big Picnic.


Moose

Commissioners draft resolution against placing moose on endangered species list

Two Cook County Commissioners are drafting a resolution to not support placing moose on the federal Endangered Species List.