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Jeff Olson aka J. Francis Olson
J. Francis Olson is a blues and americana guitarist living in Burnsville. His album "One Long Tomorrow" was created through counseling after dealing with issues of sexual abuse in his childhood, and has gone on to be named 2016's best Americana album by the Akademia group in...
Liz Draper and Mumblin' Drew at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais.
Ahead of a show at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais, Twin Cities musicians Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper play together on the air with Will Moore and Carl...
If Eye May in Studio A

A young Twin Cities band, If Eye May, made their WTIP debut recently and rocked The Roadhouse with great, original sound. The group has North Shore connections, and we can't wait to have them back. You can learn more about them here or on their...


words

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have been busy compiling nominations and votes for their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's Engligh for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." As in years past, we checked in with John Shibley of the...


Energy-efficient passive building in Isabella

The Cook County Local Energy Project & Cook County Extension will offer a workshop on best energy construction practices Thursday, Feb. 9, in Grand Marais. Sean Meyers is an architect with CR-BPS, a firm located in Isabella that specializes in passive building...


The Pines play at Papa Charlie's. Members are Alex Ramsey (far left), Benson Ramsey (middle right) and David Huckfelt (far right
The Pines are a Minneapolis-based trio who grew up in Iowa, creating a unique kind of folk music that mixes acoustic and electric guitars with etherial tones and wispy vocals. They speak with host Will Moore about their new EP entitled "Pasture II", as well as their other recent projects,...
Dessa
Dessa is a writer, spoken word artist, and rapper with the Minneapolis hip hip collective Doomtree. She talks with host Will Moore about meeting Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and recording a track for The Hamilton Mixtape, her upcoming show with the Minnesota Orchestra, as...
FRAEA is Jessie Daley (left) and Drew Preiner.
FRAEA is the Minneapolis-based electronic duo of singer Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner. Playing what they call "shadow pop", their sound features dark tones and heavy beats under Daley's light and etherial vocals. Daley talked to Will Moore about the group andtheir first EP "Bend...
Michael Monroe

Local fave Michael Monroe stopped by The Roadhouse to share his special brand of music, both originals and covers. He's currently  finishing up his third folk legends album. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his upcoming performance schedule...


Illustration of the zodiacal light
Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota...

Hi. This is Patrick Krage, Engine Module Leader, Engine 621, with this week’s National...



How do some birds so expertly extract seeds from their shells and then digest them? WTIP’s...



The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999...


Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
The patient pine grosbeak.

Weather in the Wildersmith neighborhood has settled back into a more moderate tone...


Ethical owl photo

What do birders and Harry Potter fans have in common? Both are delighted with the irruption of...


The Gunflint area is bathed in the light of the full moon.
The Wildersmith two are back in the woods. After a swell visit with family and friends from border...
The 1982 Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the County Attorney and Auditor - Frank is far left
This is Bill Hansen. I’m best known for being the father of Clare Shirley, who is the normal...
Clare Shirley

Clare Shirley is the voice of the West End News. Clare is a fifth-generation local, and...


Raven in Snow
Hard to believe month one is almost history. It’s fading as fast as our winter has over the...
Skijoring in Montana

I know I’m not the first to tell you but, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is all set...



My usual Sunday night exercise of putting the Gunflint scoop together finds the “great old...