Boys' coach upbeat for Vikings basketball season

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:46am

The local basketball season tips off this week here in Cook County. We will hear from both the boys and girls local coaches this week as they get ready for the season opener. 

In this interview we hear from Vikings Head Coach Mitch Dorr. 


Rental in Schroeder

3 Bed - 2 bath available now.

Call 663-0070

PHONE: 2186630070
DATE: 12/06/2016 05:32pm

Skyport Lodge & Raven Rock Grill

Warm up at Raven Rock Grill this evening. Stop in for a delicous, well-rounded, flavorful meal. Offering $1.00 off Barefoot cabernet sauvignon wine tonight. Featuring Northland Fajitas: A medley of peppers & onions seasoned & sauteed served sizzling fajita style. Served with wild rice pilaf & flour tortillas. $12

We hope to see you soon!  -  (218) 387-9414

CONTACT: Skyport Lodge & Raven Rock Grill
PHONE: 218-387-9414
DATE: 12/06/2016 04:30pm

Tensions flare in Ely over councilman's offensive Facebook post

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:43pm

Ely City Councilman Dan Forsman is under fire after posting to a politically-themed Facebook group, suggesting the members should commit suicide.

The post, which was made last week and has since been deleted, was to the Facebook group known as “Pantsuit Nation.” The post included a photo of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and comments about suicide.

According to a report in The Timberjay newspaper, several Ely residents have called for City Councilman Dan Forsman to resign over the comment.

A city council meeting in Ely on Tuesday, Dec. 6 is expected to draw several hundred people.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Councilman Forsman’s father, Mike Forsman. Mike Forsman is the former mayor of Ely and for 20 years served as a St. Louis County Commissioner.

Friedrichs also spoke with Peta Barrett, owner of Women’s Wilderness Discovery in Ely. Barrett is among the Ely residents speaking out against Forsman’s social media post. 


Mila Horak: Life on a coffee farm

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:48am

Mila Horak divides her time between the North Shore of Minnesota and the tropical weather of Hawaii, where she and her husband Ron Peters operate a farm. Their primary crop is coffee beans, but they also grow a wonderful variety of fruit.

Rhonda Silence talked to Mila about life on a coffee farm.  See more photos of their beautiful locale on the WTIP Facebook page. 

To learn more about Mila Horak and Ron Peters’ adventures, visit


Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

Italian Sausage, Minnesota Wild Rice, Equadorian Quinoa. Enjoy!

Hughie's Taco House

Shrimp Chipotle Taco

Ok you taco have worn me for you we are bringing back the Shrimp Chipotle Taco! only $5.00!


Hughie's Taco House

Back by popular demand 'The Shrimp Chipolte taco!' Winter only.

CONTACT: anna hamilton
PHONE: 218-387-3382
DATE: 12/06/2016 09:57am

Ruby's Pantry NEXT TUESDAY

Just a reminder...Ruby's Pantry is NEXT TUESDAY, not today!!!!

5:00 - 6:30 ISD 166 Elementary Gym. See you there!!

CONTACT: Barb Spaulding
DATE: 12/06/2016 09:48am

Art Space Open Studio Today!

Beat the gray, doldrums and come into the Art Colony today for our Art Space Open Studio!

Open Studio Founders Hall

1pm - 4pm | $12 Drop In

Cilla Walford will provide a starter idea for anyone interested and participants are also invited to bring in works-in-progress to continue working on in community.


CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 2183872737
DATE: 12/06/2016 08:55am

Head i.GS 170cm Race Skis

Head i.GS 170cm alpine GS race skis with Tyrolia Free Flex bindings, 21 radius, excellent condition, well-maintained edges and base.  Bought as "new old stock" skis about 5 years ago, used only a couple seasons for racing only.  For what it's worth, original MSRP on the skis alone was over $1000.  Lots of life left!


PHONE: 663-7105
DATE: 12/05/2016 09:49pm

Men's Large Spyder Ski Jacket

Spyder ski jacket, men's large, very good condition.



PHONE: 663-7105
DATE: 12/05/2016 09:34pm

Birch Firewood for sale

Selling cords of birch firewood, cut, split and delivered.

Please contact by phone or email.

Cell: 218-370-2228


CONTACT: Kyle Wiegele
PHONE: 218-370-2228
DATE: 12/05/2016 06:14pm

Part time housekeeper.

Looking for part time housekeeper for nightly rentals in the Grand Marais area.

For additional details, please submit your resume and fee structure to:

CONTACT: Rentals
DATE: 12/05/2016 02:15pm

Crash in Little Marais sends Grand Marais woman to hospital

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:30pm

A crash on Highway 61 at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 totaled two vehicles and sent a Grand Marais woman to the hospital.

Erika Ternes, 34, of Grand Marais was traveling south on Highway 61 near mile marker 6o in Little Marais when she lost control and her Dodge Caravan crossed into the northbound lane.

Her van was broadsided by a 2007 Ford Super Duty pickup driven by Michael J. Hofer, 56, of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Ternes suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors. Hofer had no apparent injures.
Both parties were wearing seatbelts and air bags deployed in both vehicles. Both vehicles were totaled.

According to Minnesota State Patrol the highway was icy.