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News and information, interviews, weather, upcoming events, music, school news, and many special features. North Shore Morning includes our popular trivia question - Pop Quiz! The North Shore Morning program is the place to connect with the people, culture and events of our region!

 


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'Empty Bowls' fundraiser offers Make-A-Bowl sessions through October 19

The Grand Marais Art Colony invites the community to participate in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser by signing up for a Make-a-Bowl session. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with artist Joan Farnam on North Shore Morning.

                  

Sessions are Sundays at 2 pm or Mondays at 7 pm through October 19 in the clay studio, and October 27 and 28 at 6:30 pm in the glass studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony. More information and registration are available by phone at 387-2737.
 

 
 

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Mountain Stage comes to Grand Marais September 17&18

Mountain Stage is a two hour live radio program that features a variety of musical styles…and they will be doing two shows in Grand Marais this week. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Larry Groce and Adam Harris of Mountain Stage Radio Show on North Shore Morning.
 
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​Thursday, Sept 17 at 7 pm
Martha Scanlan | Charlie Parr | Tift Merritt
Haley Bonar | Pieta Brown
 
Friday, Sept 18 at 7 pm
Ron Sexsmith |Serena Ryder | Mandolin Orange
John Mark Nelson | Jimmy LaFave

For more information and tickets go to www.northhouse.org/programs/events/unplugged_performers.htm.
 

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North House Folk School celebrates fall with 'Unplugged XIV' on September 17-19

The North House Folk School's big fall event starts this week. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with the Folk School’s Matt Nesheim on North Shore Morning.
 

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'Northern Lights' by Mary Boman

Fall events and exhibits offered at the Cross River Heritage Center

Featuring exhibits and events that capture the beauty and history of the Schroeder area, the Cross River Heritage Center is a busy place this fall.  WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with the Heritage Center’s Suzan From on North Shore Morning. 

More information about upcoming events is available online at www.crossriverheritage.org.  The Heritage Center is open daily except for Mondays through October 17.

(Photo courtesy of Cross River Heritage Center's exhibit featuring Mary Boman's 'Northern Lights')

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'Russia and the Near Abroad' will be topic of September 17 Great Discussions Group

The Great Decisions discussion group covers topics related to world affairs. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with September's discussion leader, Bill Davnie, on North Shore Morning. 

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This month's Great Decisions Meeting is from 12:00 to 1:30 on Thursday, September 17. Meetings are held at the Cook County Community Center at 317 5th Avenue West.  Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Books are available at the Grand Marais Public Library.  For more information contact Randy Czeswik or Diane Booth at 218-387-3015.

(Photo by Hugo on Flickr)

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Kadunce River

Searching for 'river bugs' in the Kadunce River

Get a new perspective of the Kadunce River in this WTIP Community Producers feature. We’ll hear from Karen, Nick and Kent as they search for river bugs.

(Photo by Tim Schleicher on Flickr)
 

 

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Walking School Bus Routes

"Walking School Bus" event scheduled for September 16

Students are returning for another school year and many will be getting there on foot or bike. WTIP volunteer LeAnn Zunker spoke with Maren Webb and Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux on North Shore Morning. 

The first Walking School Bus of the new school year is Wednesday, September 16.  More information from Maren at 387-2330 extension 110.
 

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Cabin Planning Seminar offered September 21

If you have a family cabin or cottage, you might want to consider planning for the future of that property. WTIP volunteer LeAnn Zunker spoke with Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos of Mathison Law Office on North Shore Morning. 
 

Cabin Planning Seminar - Keeping the Cabin in the Family
September 21, 2015
6:30 - 8 pm
JMCC Conference Room in the ACA.
 
Please register with Cook County Community Education
101 W 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218.387.2000, Ext. 616

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros on Flickr)
 

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The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 24

Chapter 24: The Funeral

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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Superior National Forest Update: September 11

Hi. I’m Susan McGowan-Stinski, administrative support assistant on the Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District, with this week’s edition of the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of the Forest. For the week of September 11, here’s what’s going on in the Forest.

As fall progresses, the natural world continues to get ready for winter. Leaves are turning as trees shut down for the cold season, birds are migrating in huge numbers along the shore, and bats and bears prepare for sleeping away the winter months. You can help with some of this preparation. Keep feeders full this time of year, including hummingbird feeders. It is a myth that you can keep migrating birds from flying south with feeders, all you can do is help fuel their flight. Cats should be kept inside during migration. The birds are exhausted enough without having to deal with a house-cat that doesn’t even need to hunt for its food. Even driving the speed limit helps - I’ll bet that almost everyone that drives Highway 61 has hit a bird at some point.

As far as bats are concerned, the Forest has put up five new bat houses. This doesn’t really help with hibernation or migration, but
fall is a good time of year to put up bat houses. This way, the house will be ready when the bats are waking up next year looking for places to roost.

Bears are really looking for food to get fat on right now, and it is very important that you keep your food and garbage locked up securely when you are camping. So, remember to put the locking bars back into dumpsters, and keep your food in your trunk.
Logging is still going strong in the Tofte District. You can expect to see a log truck or two as you drive through the Forest. The Honeymoon Trail (FR 164), near White Pine Lake, should still have hauling taking place this week. The east side of the Timber/Frear Loop (FR 348) is being used for hauling, as is the Four Mile Grade (FR 170). The heaviest log truck traffic should be on the western side of the district, though. The Sawbill Landing Road (FR 369), near Sawbill Landing, and the Wanless Road (FR 172), near Homestead Lake, will see multiple logging trucks every day.

There will be another kind of migration going on this Friday and Saturday that will affect people using the Superior Hiking Trail south of Lutsen Mountain, as well as people planning to park in the Oberg Mountain Trail parking lot on the Onion River Road or driving up the Sawbill Trail.  This migration is the Superior 100, an annual ultramarathon that routes runners from Gooseberry Falls State Park to Lutsen Mountain.  Runners, spectators, and support crews will be using the trail and parking in lots and along roads where the trails cross.  The most affected areas will be where there are aid stations set up on the Sawbill Trail at the Britten Peak trailhead parking lot and at the Oberg Mountain trailhead parking lot, and at the race finish at Lutsen Mountain.  Expect congestion in these areas.  Where the trail crosses other roads, people are advised to park on only one side of the road to maintain a clear throughway.  There are several different race lengths, so there will be multiples starts and finishes, both on Friday and Saturday.  This is always a pretty exciting event, attracting runners from across the country.  We’d like to say good luck to all the runners! 

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the Forest. Until next week, this has been Susan McGowan-Stinski with the Superior National Forest Update.
 
 
 

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