Community & Culture


Chapter 4, Part 1: Eyes in the Darkness


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Chapter 3: The Farm

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Teague Alexy & Marc Gartman were in town to play the Gun Flint Tavern and stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 13. Listen for great tunes and fun conversation, including info on more upcoming appearances on the north shore.

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Cross country skiing

Jan Horak of Tofte, who with his wife Kathy owns and runs Cobblestone Cabins, is a veteran cross-country skier about to ski his 36th Birkebeiner this year. He stopped by Studio A Feb. 13 to share delightfully random stories about the race and the characters he's met there. You can learn more...


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If you lived in Cook County in 2003, you probably remember the small plane crash that took the lives of the pilot and his sister-in-law, but spared the two little girls in the plane. Journalist Damian Fowler has written a book about the crash and its aftermath, called "Falling Through...


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Local musicians Eric Frost & Bill Hansen visited Studio A Feb. 6 to play both covers and originals (Eric on guitar, Bill on dobro) and chat with Buck and Dick. Conversation ran the gamut from the recent TV taping at Papa Charlie's to falling through lake ice. 

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George Morrison was an Ojibwe artist from the North Shore who became a major figure in the modern art movement. Kristin Makholm is executive director of the MN Museum of Modern Art, which organized the exhibit opening Feb. 14. She spoke with Dick Feb. 6 about Morrison's art and influence,...


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Instead of sitting in a room, Minneapolis therapist Dr. Matt Miller runs or walks by a client's side during their session. He talked with Buck Feb. 6 explain why he's doing this unusual form of therapy, why he believes it's so good for mental health to get outside and exercise, and...



Chapter 2: Cricket


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With everything frozen up, birds and mammals can have a difficult time finding water....


Ultraviolet Saturn (NASA, Hubble, 2003 /Flikr)
Deane Morrison is a science writer...

 
Hi.  I’m Cathy Peterson, Administrative Support Assistant for the Tofte...
Walter Bunn
In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ted Young recalls Walter...
Governor Preus with his wife, Idella, and sons Robert and Jack at the Gunflint Lake cabin
In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Dan Preus, grandson of...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
This is what happens when you drive on snow-covered back roads in cold weather
Birch Grove Community School in Tofte held a well attended public meeting last week. The entire...

Our third stanza of February is complete, and we round the bend in this short month with the...


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It’s that time year again for the kindergarten round-up at Birch Grove Community School in...
Pine Grosbeak

Fresh snow has re-dressed the upper Gunflint. A welcome dose of fluff arrived last weekend,...


The Lutsen music scene makes statewide waves
The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Cook and Lake counties are sponsoring a community...
Doak Walker

As the full moon of February lit up our lives through this first week, Old Man Winter took a...


Where in the world is Tofte’s Noah Horak and his motorcycle?
It was great to hear a recording of my dad, Frank Hansen, on the radio again during the Beargrease...

Take a walk on a frozen stream in mid winter with Gus and his dog, Maggie.

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