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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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Paddling to Sunrise by Dawn LaPointe, Hermantown, MN

Johnson Heritage Post opening: Fire and Ice, May 29

WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson speaks with director Don Davison about the Johnson Heritage Post and their new photography exhibit ‘Fire and Ice, No Ordinary Landscape’.  The opening reception is Friday May 29th from 5 to 7pm.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm; and Sundays and Mondays 1 to 4pm.  More information online.
 
 

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{Robyn Lee / Flickr}

FISH project approaching enrollment deadline

WTIP volunteers Yvonne Mills and Mary Manning, two FISH project enrollees, spoke with Joyce Klees of the FISH project on North Shore Morning­.  The purpose of the project is to help women and their families enjoy the benefits of eating fish while lowering their exposure to mercury.  
The FISH Project is a joint effort of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Local partners include the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Portage Health Service, Grand Portage Trust Lands, and the North Shore Hospital.
More information about the Project is available from the clinic at 387-2330; or at Grand Portage Health Service, 475-2235; ask for a fish coordinator.  
 

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a new season at Chik-Wauk

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is now open for its sixth season.  WTIP's Jana Berka spoke with new site manager Bonnie Schudy The Museum is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, through October 18th.  More information at 388-9915 or online.
 

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Reducing the stigma of mental illness

"Make it OK" is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness, promote open discussion, and encourage people to seek support when needed.  WTIP’s Veronica Weadock spoke with Public Health Coordinator Joni Kristenson and Social Services Supervisor Grace Bushard of Public Health and Human Services.  More information at 387-3620 or makeitok.org.

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Great Decisions meeting: Privacy in the Digital Age, May 21

‘Privacy in the Digital Age’ will be the topic at this month’s Great Decisions meeting, Thursday May 21 at noon at the Cook County Community Center.  WTIP volunteer Barb Rawitzer spoke with discussion leader Bill Christ on North Shore Morning.  Copies of the briefing book are available for use at the Grand Marais Public Library.  

 

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Woodcock

Sunny's Back Yard: A Chubby Little Bird

The American woodcock is a spring visitor in the north woods...a chubby little bird with a distinctive call and courtship display.

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 17 years and is a regular commentator on WTIP. Here she shares what's been happening in Sunny's Back Yard.

(Photo by Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr)

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{Insidestory /Flickr}

Bike Commuting, Cook County Style, May 13

The Cook County YMCA hosts a Wednesday Night Wellness Series.  This month Moving Matters joins them for ‘Bike Commuting: Cook County Style’.  Folks that already commute by bike will share strategies and solutions.  RSVPs requested to the Y at 387-3386.  WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Maren Webb of Moving Matters on North Shore Morning.
 

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Peter Mayer in concert, Saturday May 16

The North Shore Music Association hosts Peter Mayer in concert this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  WTIPs Jana Berka spoke with Kate Fitzgerald of the North Shore Music Association on North Shore Morning.  Tickets available at the door or in advance at tix.com.  Peter's website is petermayer.net.

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Minnesota State Capitol {MCAD Library /Flickr}

'Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image' reception May 14

‘Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image’ is now open at the Grand Portage Community Center.  A reception with the artists is Thursday May 14th from 3 to 5pm. WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with art instructor Belle Janicek about the young artists and the larger project.  More information from Belle at Oshki Ogimaag at 475-2112.

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{VerdeSam /Flickr}

Care Center Celebrates: Anniversary Gala, Volunteers and more

This May the North Shore Care Center is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Gala on May 11th; and celebrating their volunteers, current and former, with a reception on May 20.  Staff Helena Blake, Kay Rosenthal, Hilja Iverson and resident Bernice LeGarde all share the month's activities.

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