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Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Researchers focus on early life of herring to preserve historic fishery

When Lake Superior comes up in casual conversation, it’s easy to think big. After all, in terms of surface area, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.


RV crash at Poplar River - Photo by Mirel Sabau

Update: RV crashes at Poplar River

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Lutsen Fire Department, Lutsen EMS, Cook County Emergency Management, U.S.


Gitchi-Gami State Trail

DNR hosts open house on Gitchi Gami trail development

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will host an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


The Border-to-Border route would traverse Cook County backroads

County board hears more comments on Border-to-Border route

At the start of each county board meeting, there is a public comment period and on 

Gunflint Hills Golf Course awash with wildflowers - Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Parks Department

City continuing hiring process for Gunflint Hills Golf Course superintendent

At the last Grand Marais City Council meeting on June 27, a number of citizens spoke during the public comment period, sharing concerns about the future of the city-run Gunflint Hills Golf Course.


Richard Painter and WTIP's Jay Andersen

Senate candidate Richard Painter talks with WTIP

Richard Painter, a longtime Republican and former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in Minnesota.


Hjordis Captain Matt Ecklund checks out the glider Gitchigami before it was launched

Large Lakes Observatory glider missing at sea

At the end of June, WTIP shared news of the University of MN’s Large Lakes Observatory and the underwater glider it uses to study Lake Superior.


While Grand Marais looks for a solution, an above ground sewer line is in place temporarily

Sewer system breakage leads to temporary above ground lines in Grand Marais

The city of Grand Marais' wastewater system has been plagued with breaks in the sewer line along Highway 61 on the western side of town in recent years.


Smallmouth caught on Hungry Jack Lake. Photo by Joe Powell

Smallmouth bass fishing heats up on the Gunflint Trail

Many anglers come to places near Grand Marais and up the Gunflint Trail with walleye on their minds.