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Matthew and Deb in action

Pickleball takes over YMCA (and WTIP)

The WTIP staff heads off to the Cook County YMCA to get educated in the ways of pickleball, a new sport sweeping the nation, especially in community cetner and retirement settings.

Ella Hedstrom (right) and Iris Works enjoy a recent swim meet

Local swimmers advance to state competition

The following are Cook County swimmers who are competing at the state meet on Feb. 19 at the University of Minnesota.

Terra Bella is overrun with bouquets

Preparing for Valentines Day 2017

February 14 is Valentine's Day and local shops are getting ready with special treats, flowers and gifts. 

Cascade River

New DNR app directs Cook County residents to natural springs

A new web-based app developed by the Department of Natural Resources gives people the ability to submit reports on the location of springs in Minnesota.

Some of the Nordic Nature Group members -- Martine, Olya and Naomi

Nordic Nature Group shares concern about climate change

The Nordic Nature Group, a contingent of young naturalists, meets monthly to learn about nature and to find ways to protect the planet.

The Viking boys team took 1st at Sections.

Alpine ski team shines at Sections

Some great skiing at Sections on Tuesday, February 7 led the Viking boys' team to defeat 21 teams.

They used to do this live

Weekend News Roundup for February 11

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Dakota Access pipeline will go ahead. There’s a plan to scrap forest police. St.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Proposed bill could have Cook County Sheriff's Department patrolling the BWCAW

A Congressman from Utah has proposed a bill that would change who enforces rules and regulations on national forest lands in the United States.

Cook County law enforcement report

WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from January 30 to February 5. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

  Preparing for Easter Seals Snowarama at Grand Portage!

Grand Portage hosts Snowarama for Easter Seals Saturday

Snowarama for Easter Seals at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is in its 14th year.