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RVs have begun arriving at the Grand Marais Municipal Campground - Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Parks

Summer season starting at Grand Marais Rec Park

The Grand Marais Municipal Campground has welcomed its first summer guests. The water in the bathhouses has been turned back on and the park is ready for more. 


Smoke from the Ham Lake Fire up the Gunflint Trail. Photo by John Silliman

North Shore nearing critical fire weather conditions

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Red Flag Warning regarding fire conditions for Friday afternoon due to gusty northwest winds and low relative humidity.


Image courtesy of Copper Development Association

Recycled copper a key source in renewable-energy development

Here in northeastern Minnesota, the mining of copper and precious metals from the earth remains a conversation that stirs passion from environmentalists, politicians, workers on the Iron Range and man


Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom

Prescription Drug Take Back Nets Over 130 Pounds of Medication

Over 130 pounds of unwanted medication was collected in Cook County and Grand Portage through the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take Back program - an increase over the 125 poun


Mitch Dorr

ISD 166 Administrator Mitch Dorr talks recent coaching hires

Last month WTIP reported on the hiring of three new head coaches at ISD 166 for the 2018-19 school year.  The new coaches will be: 


Spring brings wildfire concerns

At about 7:30 last night, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a party wondering if a burn permit had been issued for anyone in the Devil Track Lake area as they thought they sm


Richard Painter

Richard Painter talks with WTIP about run for Senate

Richard Painter, a longtime Republican and former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, announced during a press conference in the Twin Cities on Monday that he's running for U.S.


Fire activity as part of the emergency services conference on April 28. All photos by Rob Wells

Fire training 'lights up' Grand Marais building

Every year for the last 27 years, members of the local emergency services have gathered for two days of training and networking during the Cook County Emergency Services Conference.


Gunflint Green-Up

Gunflint Green Up celebrates 10 years, thousands of trees planted

The Ham Lake Fire started in the remote forests near the Gunflint Trail in early May 2007, burning 76,000 acres in northeast Minnesota and western Ontario before it was silenced one week later. <