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News & Information

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!


What's On:

Stage Door: Techs

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse. It’s a chance to meet the artists involved in our local theater…in addition to the people involved in production at the Playhouse.
Stage door is produced by Tina Krauz for the Grand Marais Playhouse and WTIP. 



'Bridge to Health' survey seeks input from area residents

How healthy are we in the Northland?  A survey now in progress hopes to find out. WTIP's Veronica Weadock spoke Joni Kristenson, Maren Webb and Jenny Peterson to learn more about this survey.

More information is available at



Sunny's Back Yard: Tomato summer

Growing tomatoes in the north woods can be a challenge. But the reward is great when all the variables of gardening in a cold climate come together.

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 Chiot's Run on Flickr)



Hymers Fall Fair in Ontario, September 6-7

Community Producer Sue Maijala spoke with Kathleen Woodbeck about this year's 103rd Hymers Fall Fair - a yearly event held in the village of Hymers, close to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

September 6 and 7
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information about the Hymers Fall Fair is online at


Anna's hummingbird

Field Notes: Late season hummingbirds

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Andrew Reding on Flickr)



WTIP's Deb and Jeff discuss 'tropospheric ducting' and live broadcasting from the State Fair

WTIP engineer Jeff Nemitz and station manager Deb Benedict joined North Shore Morning host Mary Manning to talk about recent atmospheric conditions causing radio reception problems, in addition to Wednesday’s live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



'Afternoon Tea' hosted by Cook County Higher Education on September 9

Door prizes, a quilt auction, fancy hats and a talk on royal family feuds – Cook County Higher Education’s Afternoon Tea has a lot to offer! WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Higher Ed's Paula Sundet Wolf on North Shore Morning. 

Afternoon Tea at Naniboujou Lodge
September 9 - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for Cook County Higher Education
For more information: Call 387-3411 or website
RSVP required - advanced paid registrations by September 2 



Violence Prevention Center offers fall support group for survivors of sexual harm

The Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais will be offering a fall support group for survivors of sexual harm. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke  with the Center's Marybeth Wilkes and Anna Sorensen on North Shore Morning.


Violence Prevention Center
21 West Second Street
(Norshor Building)
Grand Marais, MN  55604
(218) 387-1262

8:00 AM - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

24-Hour Crisis Line/After Hours:  (218) 387-1237
E-mail Address:

or look us up on Facebook



Blue-bead lily

North Woods Naturalist: Transition to autumn

Even though there have been late summer days, we’re transitioning into autumn. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about autumn around the corner.

(Photo by peupleloup on Flickr)


Curly-leafed pondweed

Not here yet, but close: Curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and faucet snails

Zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed and faucet snails are some Minnesota aquatic invasives that so far haven’t made their way to Cook County. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with aquatic invasive species coordinator Amanda Weberg about these threats, and what can be done to keep them out of our area.

For more information contact Amanda Weberg at 218-387-2792.

(Photo by Eyeweed on Flickr)