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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.


January

The weather feels a bit more like January

The January thaw is slowly receding and the weather feels more like late January. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Moore


"Couch surfing" - not every homeless person lives on the streets.

AEOA conducts homelessness survey

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is taking part in a national effort to record the number of homeless people in the area.


Rita Plourde

Clinic strategic planning focus is on the "whole person"

It’s strategic planning time at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde about “whole person health care” and new services.


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: Cook County's "Operation Skywatch" during the Cold War era

During the 1950s Cook County participated in "Operation Skywatch" -- a nation-wide organization utilizing local citizens to watch the skies for possible Russian aircraft.