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Dental care

Dental care as part of a total health picture

Dental care is an important part of the concept of total health care.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde and health care foundation director Karl Hansen about an


Lake Superior

LSProject: Water levels tell a story in Lake Superior

Lake Superior is up two inches in April from where it was in 2015. What does this mean on bigger scope and why are water levels important in Lake Superior?


Silver Bay

Bent Paddle beer ban continues to stir issues in Silver Bay

The issue of Bent Paddle Beer being removed from the city-owned liquor store in Silver Bay continues to stir controversy. This time, it comes in the form of a new fire truck.


Forest (Travis Novitsky)

'Walleye' cover story focuses on boreal forest and climate change

Dr. Julee Boan, who is a wildlife official from Thunder bay and is also the author of the cover story for the April issue of the Walleye. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Dr.


Radio Craft magazine

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 16

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


Mark Norquist in the BWCAW while filming "Fish Out of Water"

Minnesota filmmaker wins 'Sigurd F. Olson Award'

Minnesota filmmaker and outdoor advocate Mark Norquist was recently presented the Sigurd F. Olson Award by the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers organization.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken introduces Zika virus legislation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have characterized the Zika virus as scarier than initially thought. Sen.


Lake Superior spring

It'll take some time, but spring is around the corner

Slow but sure. Spring is coming this weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller


Mary Somnis

EDA appoints Mary Somnis as director

 The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) appointed Mary Somnis as its new executive director.