Magnetic North: Am I Ready For This?

Welcome back to Magnetic North where wildflower colors shift rapidly now from the predominant yellows and whites and oranges to the royal hues which announce the coming of.....are you ready for thi

Sharp-shinned hawk

Fierce and agile sharp-shinned hawk

They’re agile and fierce pursuit hunters. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about her close encounter with a sharp-shinned hawk.

Lake Superior watershed

WRAPS watershed report from MPCA

Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies or WRAPS is the local response to a pilot project to put together a comprehensive watershed plan for the north shore.


The Sweet Papa Dave Band rocks Studio A

Ann Possis & Roger Linehan hosted The Sweet Papa Dave Band in studio Aug. 8 for high-energy, original music that will get you out of your chair. The band, David Hart on guitar, Keith Manske on bass, Randy Mickelberg on guitar, and John Tetrault on drums, was in town to play at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino the next evening. 


Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver drops by The Roadhouse

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jerry Vandiver stopped by The Roadhouse Aug. 8 with his guitar to chat and play a few tunes, including what he calls paddling music. His new CD, "Every Scratch Tells a Story," features one he wrote about our town, "In Grand Marais." He was in the area for his 20th straight annual Boundary Waters canoe trip. You can learn more about Jerry and his delightful music here. 

Orange Hawkweed

Cook County Invasive Team Update: Herbicides?

The Cook County Invasive Team's coordinator Angelique Edgerton talked to WTIP about the use of herbicides, in addition to her departure from the Team.

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association 14th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Every year, the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association hosts a bike ride on the Gitchi-Gami Trail along Lake Superior.

Workdays at Wild Flower Sanctuary

Grand Marais Garden Club
Wild Flower Sanctuary, Co Rd 60 off the Gunflint Trail
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:00am

Restoration is underway on the Wild Flower Sanctuary that was established by the Grand Marais Garden Club in cooperation with Hedstrom Lumber in 1959. Helpers are welcome anytime.


Author Mary Relindes Ellis on her new novel, "The Bohemian Flats"

Ann chatted Aug. 8 with Mary Relindes Ellis, author of "The Bohemian Flats,"a novel set in a vibrant immigrant enclave in Minneapolis in the early 20th century. The book is rich in historical detail as well as a fascinating story of a family who moves from Germany to America. You can learn more about the author and the book here.

Tune in to the Youth Show! Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show: August 7th, 2014

This week on the Youth Show the theme is youth growing up and coming of age. Commentaries, vox pops, and interviews all are featured on this edition. 

Rosie Flores performing

Rosie Flores comes to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts

The North Shore Music Association will be sponsoring a concert with rockabilly singer and guitarist Rosie Flores on Saturday, August 16, starting at 7:30 p.m, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Fine weather returns for the week

The rain clears and pleasant dry weather becomes the norm through the rest of the week. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Coming of Age

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell immediatly thinks of one thing when he hears the phrase "coming of age."

Vintage radio kit

Weekend News Roundup for August 9

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.

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