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Election 2012

WTIP’s County Commissioner Primary Candidate Forum

Welcome to WTIP’s County Commissioner Primary Candidate Forum. On Thursday, July 26 we heard from candidates seeking the Commissioner District 4 seat. 

District Ranger Dennis Neitzke speaking during the Ham Lake Fire

Changes coming at Gunflint Ranger District

There’s about to be a change at the top at the Gunflint Ranger Station. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District Ranger Dennis Neitzke.

Early radio scene

Weekend News Roundup for July 28

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

Mayor Carlson

Grand Marais settles pool standoff

The long-standing dispute between the City of Grand Marais and Burbach Aquatics has been settled.


City reviews boat launch plans and settles pool issue

The City Council heard plans from the DNR about an upgrade to the boat launch...and they settled the pool dispute issue. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson.

Beth Schwarz

ISD166 looking for school board candidates

ISD166 is looking for new school board members, there’s a plan to expand the Industrial Arts program and some new teachers have been added.

The Banadad in winter

Banadad Trail fundraiser starts

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

Braidy Powers

Election Supervisor unsure of Voter ID impact on county voters

If the proposed Voter ID amendment passes this November, what's the future for mail-in balloting?

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No Wildfires in Cook County Saturday morning; smoke from Lake County, Manitoba, Ontario

The smoke people were smelling Saturday morning is from fires in Lake County, Manitoba and Ontario.

Gray Wolf

2 NE Minn. men accused of lying about killing wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two northeastern Minnesota men face a federal indictment for allegedly killing two gray wolves and lying to investigators.