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Jason Metsa is running for the 8th District Congressional District

8th Congressional District candidate Jason Metsa stops by WTIP

It has been a busy election season. WTIP has been happy to talk to a number of candidates in the state and local level.

Leo Lake area

Leo Lake and Sawtooth Bluffs focus of county meeting

The public landing at Leo Lake and an update on the development plans for Sawtooth Bluffs were two key topics discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Parks & Trails Commission.


Great Expectations School expansion under way

It is always a challenge to get a school ready for a new school year.

Progress toward removal of car in Poplar River

On July 12, a 1995 Roadster motorhome crashed on Highway 61 in Lutsen, nearly tumbling into the Poplar River, 40 feet below.

The fire at Ogishkemuncie Lake is out. Image courtesy of US Forest Service

Update: Wildfire in the BWCAW is controlled

According to Patrick Johnson, the assistant

Peter Baumann, the managing editor of the Duluth News Tribune

New managing editor of the Duluth News Tribune visits WTIP

The Duluth News Tribune has a new managing editor.

Groundbreaking celebration in Lutsen. Photo by Sterling Anderson

Groundbreaking celebration held for new workforce housing in Lutsen

On July 31, a number of local and area leaders gathered for the groundbreaking celebration at 4 Directions Dwellings on Alta Miikana Rd.

A fire burning near Ogishkemuncie Lake. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Update: Wildfire burning six miles southwest of Seagull Lake in BWCA

UPDATE: At approximately 5:15 p.m. on July 31 the U.S. Forest Service sent the following update on the wildfire. 

Demolition of the former Tomteboda Resort in Grand Marais began on July 30, 2018

Demolition begins at former motel site in Grand Marais

The long-awaited demolition of the former Tomteboda Resort/Grand Marais Inn property began this morning, Monday, July 30.


Cook County under "High" fire danger rating

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that the current fire danger rating for Cook County is HIGH, which means fires start easily and spread at a fast rate.