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Deb and Ardie

WTIP station manager Deb Benedict named Citizen of the Year

Deb Benedict, executive director of WTIP, was named Cook County 2012 Citizen of the Year at the Grand Marais Lions Club Fisherman's Picnic today. Her partner is Jim Raml.

Radio News

Weekend News Roundup for August 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

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Banadad Trail to get an upgrade

The Banadad Trail Association is undertaking a fundraising campaign to construct a new section of the trail and enlarge the parking area on the trail’s west end.


Math and reading assessment results are mixed

The Minnesota Department of Education released statewide assessment results today showing that students in grades 3 – 8 are making gains in reading and math.

Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues for June rebound

Lodging tax revenues for the sixth month of 2012 were up compared to June of last year county-wide.

Sheriff Mark Falk

Water rescues highlight month's law enforcement work

River rescues, a Dragon Boat capsizes and we’re into Fisherman’s Picnic.

Blue gree algae

Pond scum found in warming waters of Lake Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — State park officials have found pond scum on the waters of Lake Superior, a discovery that might be linked to warmer water temperatures.

Amy Marie Schmidt

Whooping cough is on the rise in the state, but so far not locally

So far, so good.   There’s no reported cases of whooping cough in the county....yet.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clinic nurse Amy Marie Schmidt about p

Carol Christenson

Warm but a little wet this week

The week ahead looks on and off rainy. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about weather for the Picnic.