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Army Veteran Erik Packard in the BWCAW in March 2017

Veteran finds healing power of wilderness in the Boundary Waters

Erik Packard is a Minnesota resident and an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Not long after his last tour ended, Erik began suffering from PTSD and depression.

Changes could be coming for State and Tribal court interaction

Tribal and State courts consider changes to better work together

A Minnesota Supreme Court advisory committee is reviewing the manner in which Minnesota courts recognize tribal court orders and judgments. A public hearing was held in St.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for April 1

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Spring burning restrictions are on. Illegal birch harvesting is on the increase.

Trout Bay

Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect Big Trout Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada made a major land conservation announcement in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, March 29.

Fire restrictions begin

Spring burning restrictions begin in state

With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state today.

Early spring

Nice early spring weather this weekend

Temps in the 40’s during the day and no precip insight until maybe Tuesday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller.

State capitol

Governor candidate buzz intensifies at Capitol

As we get deeper into the legislative session, the buzz about governor candidates intensifies. There’s also action in most of the committees and of course, taxes.

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 20 – March 26. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

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Lutsen Fire Department extinguishes chimney fire at Caribou Highlands

Caribou Highlands Resort in Lutsen called 9-1-1 at 8:33 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, reporting a possible fire.

Cook County Court House and government offices

Meeting to focus on process of collecting local property taxes

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Aaron Twait, of the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence and Cook County Assessor Todd Smith, Tuesday, April 4th from 6 to 8 pm at the Arrowhead Center