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Time for an August weather mix

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:19am

The weather will be pretty normal for August, with a mix of sun rain. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Tentinger.


Obit: Rep. David Dill

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:19am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. David Dill, who represented northeastern Minnesota, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said Dill died Saturday night. He said Sunday his friend was diagnosed only about a month ago.

Dill, DFL-Crane Lake, represented Koochiching, northern St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties, since 2002. He was re-elected in November with more than 65 percent of the vote.

Dill was chairman of the House Lands Subcommittee. He focused on mining, outdoor recreation, agriculture finance, the environment, natural resources and economic development.

Dill is survived by his wife, Tucky, and their son, Drake.

Gov. Mark Dayton released a statement Sunday, saying Dill advocated tirelessly for the best interests of his district and the welfare of Minnesota.

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 8

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:34am

Each week the WTIP News Department reviews the major   stories of the past five days. Fire fighting cost sap USFS budget. Shoeless citizen held in Canada. Oberstar airport name advances, and more…all this and more in the week’s news.


Citizens' Climate Lobby informational gathering on August 11

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 6:23pm

There will be an informational gathering in Grand Marais to learn more about how a small group of citizens can become part of the solution to climate change. WTIP volunteer Joey Detrick spoke with regional coordinator Paul Thompson on North Shore Morning. 

Paul Thompson and Mindy Ahler will be holding an informational session on how to get involved with the Citizens' Climate Lobby on Tuesday, August 11, from 7 to 9 pm at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. For more information, call Rose at 387-2113.


Weather looking good for Grand Portage events

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:48am

The weather will get wet Friday, but then the sun will return over the weekend for slightly cool but nice August weather for Rendezvous Days and the Pow Wow. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.


Final performances of Summer Theater Festival this weekend

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:00am

The Grand Marais Playhouse wraps up another fabulous summer theater festival this weekend with the final performances of Moon over Buffalo on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and the final performance of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The shows have received rave reviews. There are still tickets left, so don't miss out! The box office is open an hour before each show. All seats are general admission. Performances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 West 5th street in Grand Marais.

For more information on this performance or any Playhouse events, visit


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