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Rep. Rob Ecklund

Legislature is active prior to Easter break

The Minnesota Legislature is about to go into Easter Recess, so there’s been a good deal of activity at the Capitol.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund.

Cook County Sheriffs Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 27 – April 2. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

Deer fencing along the North Shore. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Low cost deer fencing available for some North Shore residents

The North Shore Forest Collaborative is in the second year of a project geared toward encouraging residents in Cook and Lake counties to plant white pine and white cedar seedlings.

Commissioner candidates Deschampe and Vannet

Primary election narrows race to Deschampe and Vannet

Election results are in for the special election for Cook County Commissioner District 1. The primary narrowed the race for the District 1 seat from four candidates to two. 


DNR fish specialist gives update on North Shore steelhead

The results from a collaborative steelhead genetics study on Minnesota's North Shore streams and rivers confirmed that hybridization between steelhead and stocked Kamloops rainbow trout is indeed


The story behind Johnson's Foods mysterious statue

WTIP's Will Moore finds out what's up with the statue of a woman that has mysteriously appeared near Johnson's Foods in Grand Marais.

Sugarbush operator Bob LaMettry hard at work.

WTIP takes a tour of a local maple syrup operation

Warmer days and still-cool nights are ideal for maple syrup collection. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence visits a local sugarbush to find out how the season is going. 

Early spring

Weather edges toward spring

Temps in the 40’s by the lake, 50’s over the ridge, during the day and no precip in sight.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart ab

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson on permit to carry and possible shooting range

Cook County has always been ranked right up at the top of the state in number of handgun permits to carry per capita.

Army Veteran Erik Packard in the BWCAW in March 2017

Veteran finds healing power of wilderness in the Boundary Waters

Erik Packard is a Minnesota resident and an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Not long after his last tour ended, Erik began suffering from PTSD and depression.