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Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District

WTIP talks to Soil & Water Conservation District candidates

 Although soil and water conservation districts have been around for decades, not everyone knows what it is that the district does.

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Two vehicle accidents on October 17

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover crash on the Gunflint Trail, approximately two miles below South Gunflint Lake Road, on Wednesday, October 17.

Wildlife researchers involved with the wolf relocation to Isle Royale. Photo courtesy of: USFWS/Courtney Celley

Researcher shares details of Isle Royale wolf project

Reports surfaced in late 2016 that only a few wolves remained on Isle Royale, perhaps as few as two, and the wolf population had been slowly declining due to inbreeding and genetic deformities on the

Producer Marcia Hyatt recognized at Touchstone Awards

WTIP's "Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves" nominated for Touchstone Award

     The Touchstone Award from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation recognizes outstanding work reflecting the foundation’s ideals of generosity, inclusiveness, and

Pat Ditlevson clung to a rock in the river awaiting rescue.

Cascade River rescue survivor talks to WTIP

A woman from St. Joseph, Minnesota was rescued from the Cascade River after losing her footing while on a hike near the high-flowing waterway on June 17.

Hamilton Housing, LLC's first project, an affordable rental house

Local entrepreneurs launch Hamilton Housing, LLC

Many North Shore residents struggle to find a safe and secure place to live.

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Sheriff's Office investigating vehicle break-in

A nice hike on the Superior Hiking Trail in the Colvill area on Sunday, October 14 was  interrupted  by the sound of a smashed window and car alarm.  The Cook County Sheriff's Offic

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Looking back on 40 years of the BWCAW

Monday marks a big day for Cook County and the nearby Boundary Waters. It was on this day 40 years ago that Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act passed Congress. That was on Oct. 15, 1978.

Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire on Devil Track Road on Oct. 14 - Submitted photo

Devil Track home destroyed by fire

Update October 15, 4:30 p.m. - The Cook County Sheriff's Office has provided more details on the fire that destroyed a home on Sunday.

Gunflint Trail

Cell coverage coming to the Gunflint Trail by 2019

Some view stepping from a restaurant up the Gunflint Trail and being able to call Minneapolis on their cell phone as a good concept.