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A crane lifts the Hjørdis at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

North House Folk School staff and others rally to give Hjørdis a lift

Often referenced as the flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, North House Folk School’s Hjørdis had a holiday season to remember.


North House Folk School sunset

North House Folk School master plan could bring changes to historic waterfront structure

The North House Folk School campus has seen a lot of changes since the school's founding in 1997.


Grand Marais fire hydrant - Photo by RaeAnne Silence

Grand Marais Fire Department asks residents to "adopt a fire hydrant"

The winter of 2020-2021 brought a total of 56.5 inches of snow to the North Shore. As 2021 ended, our seasonal snowfall had already totaled 56.5 inches.


Charles Skinner and Tom Rider during construction of the new gondola, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lutsen Mountains

Tom Rider talks about sale of his share of Lutsen Mountains

On January 5, Lutsen Mountains announced a change of leadership at the North Shore ski hill.


Matthew Schmidt in the 2022 Gunflint Mail Run. Photo by Katie Mumm

WTIP talks with musher Matthew Schmidt about Gunflint Mail Run victory

With fresh snow falling on the Gunflint Trail area Saturday morning, a collection of local, regional and national mushers took to the trail for the 2022 Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race.


Township election filings are open now - Image courtesty of MN Association of Townships

Deadline to file as township candidate is January 11

Each year in March, the three West End townships—Lutsen, Schroeder, and Tofte—hold their annual meetings and elections.


Beaver activity near the North Shore. Photo by Tom Gable

Study analyzes beavers as 'ecosystem engineers' near North Shore rivers

A new study shows the critical role beavers play in regulating water storage along the North Shore.


New Marathon owners Sam and Sabby Bains with former owners, Lynn and Craig Schulte. Photo courtesy of Steve Bragg, Calhoun

New owners for Grand Marais Marathon

The Grand Marais Marathon gas station/convenience store has new owners.


HRA Board in Cook County (not pictured is Chris Skildum). Photo by James Joerke

Process to hire first HRA director begins in Cook County

The start of the new year brings ambitious expectations for the recently formed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) board in Cook County.


Cook County line. Submitted photo

Cook County currently in 'most severe' phase of COVID-19 pandemic

Local healthcare resources are strained at this time and a fresh surge of COVID cases driven by the omicron variant is expected to cause further stress.