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Mary Somnis

EDA appoints Mary Somnis as director

 The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) appointed Mary Somnis as its new executive director.


EDA President Howard Hedstrom

EDA hires new director

The Joint Economic Development Authority has a new director in Mary Somnis and long-time EDA member and past president, Mark Sandbo has left the board.


Moheb Soliman

Grand Marais Public Library hosts presentation on "A Great Lakes Vista"

Poet and performance artist, Moheb Soliman talks about “HOMES – A Great Lakes Vista” with WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson.


Lake Superior spring

Warm-up on the way

A slow warm-up is in the forecast and the temperatures will start to feel more like spring.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Linda Engebretson.


Vintage radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 9

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. St. Louis County poised to allow ATVs on all county roads. The first “saltie” arrived.


Dennis and Winnie, summer help up the Gunflint Trail during the summer of 2014. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

Film takes a look at summer help from foreign students

A new documentary by filmmaker Melody Gilbert focuses on the thousands of international students who descend upon summer resorts and tourist towns in the U.S., including along the North Shore, to clea


Snow again

More snow, more winter in the forecast

It seems like winter weather just doesn’t want to leave the Northland. More snow and cooler temps are in the forecast.


Lake View Dairy

Appeal expected regarding North Shore dairy farm inspection

The attorney for Lake View Natural Dairy recently told WTIP's Joe Friedrichs that he expects his client to file an appeal after a judge's ruling regarding inspection of the dairy&nbs

Spring fire season

Spring fire danger season predicted to be dry

Even though there’s still lots of snow on the ground, when it goes, we’re predicted to be in a higher than normal fire danger season.


Taconite Harbor Energy Center. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

A glimpse inside Taconite Harbor as closure process unfolds

The Taconite Harbor Energy Center in Cook County is set to go idle in September.