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 Grand Marais Public Utilities Commissioner George Wilkes

Grand Marais PUC hires consultant for solar project planning

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission is researching alternative energy options such as solar power.


The Norpine Fat Bike Classic took place in Lutsen on Jan. 7. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Norpine Fat Bike Classic spins good times through the cold

The Norpine fat tire bike race took place in Cook County on Jan. 7. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report from the event. 


Snowy weather

Once through the snow and cold cycle, the weather warms up

We can expect more snow, anywhere from a couple of inches to a half foot.


Bob Hope and Judy Garland

Weekend News Roundup for January 7, 2017

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


  Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele

Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele leaving for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

U.S. Forest Service Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele has served in the Superior National Forest for just over three years.


Sled Dog Race

Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race begins Saturday, January 7

The Gunflint Mail Run is taking place in Cook County this weekend.


Sub-zero

Sub-zero weekend, but warm-up is coming

It’ll be a below zero weekend but starting Sunday and for the next few days, the weather will be warmer.


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Vikings' basketball coach gives mid-season report

The Cook County Vikings girls’ basketball team is entering the second part of the season in January.


Sauna - photo by Pete Kratochvil

WTIP investigates how to correctly say the word "sauna"

Winter has arrived in Minnesota. And for many that means it’s time to seek shelter inside a wood-finished room and splash water on superheated stones.


Library puzzle sculpture lowered for safety

People passing the Grand Marais Library may be alarmed to see the 20-foot puzzle sculpture laying on the ground.