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A partly sunny weekend is forecast, warmer and more like summer -- later

The low pressure swirling above us in Canada will bring rain on and off later this weekend. In the meantime, things are gearing up for warmer clear weather into the week.


The Beck family will arrive to Cook County in late July

New Cook County PHHS director has family ties to former Minnesota governor

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners Tuesday morning, the board approved the hiring of Joshua Beck as the director of the county’s Public Health and Human Services Department.


Gunflint Lodge Zip-line tours are a feature of the business. Photo by  by Chris Polydoroff

New owners at Gunflint Lodge discuss future of business

Gunflint Lodge has been in the Kerfoot family since 1929, but on June 17 a new chapter started in the history of the iconic lodge.


Water strider

Soil and Water hosts workshop on water bugs

Cook County Soil and Water will host an insect class at Chik- Wauk this weekend.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Water Plan Coordinator Ilena Berg about macro invertebrates.


Office Outpost

Office Outpost opens in Grand Marais

A new co-working space is open in downtown Grand Marais.


Fishburgers and hot dogs were standard at the North Shore Art Fair

Roots of local art festival date to 1960s

The second weekend in July has a longstanding tradition for art festivals along the North Shore.


Grand Marais Arts Festival

Nice weather predicted for Arts Festival weekend

Rain on and off until Saturday and then great weather for an arts festival Saturday and Sunday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Scott Sorensen holds an impressive North Shore catch

Fly-fishing shop opens in Grand Marais

A new fly fishing gear and tackle shop has opened in downtown Grand Marais. The name of the business is Fly Box & Company.


The Our Shores trio

Update on group running around Lake Superior pushing baby stroller

A group of three friends, including one Grand Marais resident, are running around Lake Superior this summer. They are pushing all their gear in a baby stroller.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 2

 Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. New judicial responsibilities in the District. Iron Rangers want Twin Metals hearing held locally.