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Jorgenson Pottery

The weekend of July 12 and 13 was the 24th Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival and over 70 artists participated. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with three artists in part 2 of a two-part series for this edition of Artist Open House.

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Bob Carter & Dick Swanson were delighted to welcome Pat Donohue, one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world, to Studio A Sept. 12. Pat is the guitarist for the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band of MPR's A Prairie Home Companion, and was in town to play North House's Unplugged...


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Dick spoke Sept. 12 with Dave Zumeta, executive director of the MN Forest Resources Council, and Shawn Perich, member representing game species management, about the council, what it does, and how it affects our forests and businesses locally. The council is meeting Sept. 17 at North House Folk...


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Ann Possis had the chance to speak with Minnesota author Lorna Landvik recently about her new book, "Best to Laugh."  It's loosely based on her real-life experiences living in Hollywood and being a comedian, and in this interview she shares stories from her time there. Lorna...


Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

Rich Mattson and his band the North Stars (Germaine Gemberling, Eli Bissonett, and Russell Bergum) dropped by The Roadhouse Sept. 5 on their way to play Radio Waves later that evening. Listen for wonderful original music. You can learn more about Rich's music...


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Anna Steel is trust and safety operations manager in Europe for Airbnb, and she's based in Dublin. Airbnb is a new way for people to offer and book unique lodging accommodations all over the world. She chatted with Dick Sept. 5 about how it works, why people like it, and what her role is in...


Dick & Ann welcomed local musicians John Gruber (guitar) and Max Bichel (violin) to Studio A Aug. 29 for fun conversation and delightful music. They were both scheduled to play a few times at this year's Radio Waves music festival. 

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Marc Hosmer is executive director of Urban Boatbuilders, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that works with schools, community organizations, and correction facilities to help young people learn craftsmanship and social skills through building boats. He spoke with Dick Aug. 29 from the State Fair, where...


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Cartoonist Bill Barnes chatted with Ann Possis Aug. 29 about what's so special about cartooning, how the Web has changed the business, how people can get into it, and lots more. He was in Grand Marais Sept. 4 to teach a two-hour class at the Grand Marais library. Check out  his comic...


Firefly Larvae (Lampyridae)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...




 
Hi.  I’m Nancy Larson, Gunflint District Ranger, with the Superior...
Broad-winged Hawk Migration (Buteo platypterus)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


Roy, Herb, Wes, Andrew and Andy Hedstrom
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's...
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's...
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...

Another week has passed along the Trail as we inch ever closer to autumn’s equinox. Samples...

Where would we be without Boreal Access over the last 15 years or so? 
 
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Conflict can be transformed if we commit to stay in relationship and really...
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There is power if focusing on what we want to create, it just means we have to overcome our natural...
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Dr. Stephan Karpman created the drama triangle - a powerful way to examine negative...
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Lessons from Roxanne Howe Murphy's book, Deep...
Dunraven Pass and Mount Washburn
Gus relates experiences while working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park.
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Who would have thought that I’d be scribing a weekly news column following my retirement...