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 About 50 people turned out for one of the first open houses on the Highway 61 redesign in Feb. 2016

City and MnDOT host open house on proposed Highway 61 redesign

Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation have visited Grand Marais several times in preparation for the reconstruction of Highway 61 through the city in 2019.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Ryan Anderson wins 2017 Beargrease

At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, musher Ryan Anderson crossed the finish line to claim first place in the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


MNsure deadline extended to February 8

MNsure enrollment has been extended to February 8 due to new legislation affecting premiums.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with MNsure Navigator Erin Watson .


The CCHS boys' Alpine team took 1st place at the Koo Koo Invite

Alpine boys take 1st at Koo Koo Invite Jan. 26

The Cook County High School Alpine ski team had a successful day of racing at Lutsen Mountains on January 26. After the meet, Alpine Coach Charles Lamb shared the final results for the day.

Mark Hanson tells stories about the history of the North Shore

Learning history and craft through toboggans

For the last 18 winters, North House Folk School in Grand Marais has been teaching local elementary school classes all about toboggans.

Photo by Ron Jones, Flickr

North Shore Laundry burglarized, reward offered

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the North Shore Laundromat was burglarized overnight sometime between Jan. 26, and the early the early morning hours of Jan. 27.

Paula Sundet Wolf

Changes coming to Cook County Higher Education

Cook County Higher Education has grown and changed over its 20 years of serving Cook County. There are more changes ahead. 

The new covered, drive-up casino entrance

Long-awaited casino renovation unveiled at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is in the midst of a multi-phased renovation. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, the newly renovated and expanded casino was opened to the public.

Broadcasting "Gang Busters"

Weekend News Roundup for January 28

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The MPCA will change water sulfate standards. Dead netted fish found in Lake Superior.

Lumiere (Aurora Schelmeske) and Babette (Isabella Sparks) practice a dance routine at one of the last play rehearsals.

Grand Marais Playhouse presents The Beauty and The Beast

The Grand Marais Playhouse invites everyone to enjoy the latest youth theater production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.