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Violent storm injures campers in BWCAW, one death reported

On Sunday night, June 19, a number of intense storms moved through northeastern Minnesota.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for June 18

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


Jillian Blezien stands with her father, Paul, near the shores of Mink Lake

Minnesota swimmer shares story of recovery during visit to Gunflint Trail

Minnesota swimmer Jillian Blezien hopes to swim across the English Channel. She has been training up the Gunflint Trail recently, including several long swims on area lakes.


Early summer

Summer finally comes to the North Shore

It promises to be a nice early summer weekend. There’ll be a little rain here and there, but plenty of sunshine.


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New North Shore hostel faces plumbing dilemma

The owners of the Hungry Hippie Hostel near Hovland are dealing with a state inspection of their plumbing that has led to potential hardships.


EDA President Howard Hedstrom

EDA advances on housing fronts

Joint EDA moves ahead on workforce housing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Economic Development Authority president Howard Hedstrom.

 


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New rules for AIS control

Next time you get a fishing license you’ll be asked to sign a statement that shows you know the rules for curbing aquatic invasives in the state.


​Lexi Bruno (left) and Erin Denny. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Journey around Lake Superior involves a night in Grand Marais

A pair out of Duluth are currently attempting to paddle around Lake Superior this summer on sea kayaks.


Summer showers

Typical June weather, some sun and some rain

Cooler temps and on and off rain forecast for the front of this week.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dean Melde (Mel-dee).


Lee Radzak at Split Rock

Top honor given to Split Rock lighthouse keeper

The manager of Split Rock Lighthouse along the North Shore was presented with a prestigious award recently.