Listen Now
Pledge Now


Local News

Jim Boyd

Business community meets with Klobuchar representative

On May 3rd about a dozen business leaders met with Ida Rukavina, a representative of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office. A wide-ranging discussion on several topics of local concern were addressed.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for May 6

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

 Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from April 24 to April 30. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

State Capitol Quadriga

Legislative report: budget, bonding and politics as usual

As the legislative session winds down, our District 3A representative is sounding a little disappointed in the results. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.

The Voyageur II left its winter home in Duluth today.

Ferry service to Isle Royale to start Saturday

The Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Line will once again be offering trips to Isle Royale by ferry this spring and summer.

Cover of book.jpg

New cook book features a variety of North Shore fish species

If you’re looking for a way to make good use of the northern pike you catch this year, a new book titled Lake Fish by Minnesota author Keane Amdahl could be the key to success. 

Spiny Water Flea

Fishing opener is also Clean Drain Dry Day

The Governor has proclaimed May 13, the Minnesota fishing opener as Clean Drain Dry Day. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Cook County, Amanda Weberg.

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

Local businesses find complications when hiring staff in 2017

As is the case with many other rural parts of the country, Cook County struggles to attract young people to live and work in the area, particularly on a seasonal basis.


Results from WTIP news survey

In March 2017, WTIP made a public request for comments on our local news coverage and the news department overall, including news-related programming.

Fishing at sunset

Cook County fishing closures announced

With the Fishing Opener fast approaching on Saturday, May 13, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is implementing several fishing closures in Cook County during the beginning of the 2017 fis