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People had mixed emotions to President Trump's visit to Duluth. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

President Trump talks key state issues during Duluth visit

For those who attempted to voice their dislike of President Donald Trump during his rally June 20 in Duluth, the president told one to “go home to his mommy” and that the other “need


Scene outside the Cook County Courthouse June 19. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local residents hear details on motorized 'Border to Border' route

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association, continue to host public discussion


Reservation River dedication event from June 18, 2018. Photo by Jeff Cadwell

Ceremony highlights restoration project on Reservation River

A dedication ceremony took place June 18 on the Reservation River in Cook County regarding a restoration project that was completed in 2017.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks in Cook County during the Ham Lake Fire. Submitted by Sue Weber

Tim Pawlenty talks with WTIP about governor's race

Former two-term Minnesota Republican governor Tim Pawlenty is making another bid in 2018 for one of the state’s highest political posts.  


City Hall

Grand Marais Planning Commission considers first floor rentals in downtown area

At the June 6 Grand Marais Planning Commission meeting, two commission members were absent, but because a new planning commission member has come on board, there was still a quorum.


Cascade River

Stranded hiker rescued from Cascade River

A woman was rescued this morning along the Cascade River after losing her footing while on a hike near the high-flowing waterway.


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Director of child development center talks border separations

Hundreds of children have been separated from their parents as a result of a new policy that calls for “zero tolerance” regarding people who try to enter the United States illegally &mdash


Bill Lataday and John Morrin shared a brief look at the history of treaties between American Indians and the U.S. government

County board hears history of 1854 Treaty and more

At a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners in May, Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Deschampe suggested holding a special meeting to share information on the 1854 Treaty and its impact on th


Rep. Rick Nolan

Congressman Nolan on bid for Lieutenant Governor

On Monday, June 4, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced she would run for governor with retiring Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan as her running mate.  WTIP's Jay Andersen


Viking Jack Haussner had an excellent season on hurdles - Photo by Hartley Acero

An exciting end to CCHS Track season

The Cook County High School Track team had a great season, with four of its members heading to section finals and one participant--Jack Haussner going to the state meet.