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Superior, Wisconsin as seen just hours after the explosion April 26, 2018. Photo by Kristy DeVera

Incident at oil refinery near Lake Superior could harm environment

The Twin Ports area of Lake Superior made national headlines Thursday, April 26, when a series of explosions and intense fire erupted at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisc.

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Mayor talks about upcoming events in Grand Marais

Summer festival season is starting soon, with events as early as May 5. The Grand Marais City Council reviewed a number of requests for events at the April 25 council meeting. 

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Duluth outdoor writer Sam Cook talks retirement, fishing

If you’ve read any outdoor news or stories of fishing and hunting in northeastern Minnesota in the Duluth News Tribune during the past four decades, there is a good chance you were read

WTIP wins Edward R. Murrow Award for story on Ham Lake Fire

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced April 25 that WTIP is among the winners of the 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Myron Bursheim

County continues to discuss 'citizen advisory committee' for budget process

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 24. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

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ISD 166 announces new coaches for 2018-19 school year

At the ISD 166 school board meeting on April 19, the board announced the hiring of three new head coaches for the 2018-2019 school year.  The three new coaches are: 

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Progress made in effort to resolve decades-old dispute in BWCA

A multi-year effort is underway between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands, the U.S.

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Tests find no evidence of emerald ash borer in Cook County forests

 The United States Department of Agriculture set up a collection of purple prism-shaped traps in Cook County last summer and early fall as part of a study to find out if emerald ash borer has arr

Amy Demmer

Amy Demmer to step down as director of Art Colony

After nearly a decade at the post, Amy Demmer is stepping down as the executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony.