Slow Start to Shipping Season

With the cool and foggy weather this spring, it’s been a slow start to the shipping season for the port of Duluth.  WTIP host Tracy Benson spoke with Adele Yorde of the Duluth Seaway P


Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Local Music Project: Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Cook County resident Boyd “Bump” Blomberg has a new CD coming out this summer under his band name Pushing Chain.  In this edition of the Local Music Project, we learn about Bump&rsquo


Sheriff Mark Falk

Leaving offce, Sheriff Falk thanks community

It’s been a subdued month for law enforcement and a great nine year ride for the Sheriff.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Mark Falk about his tenure as Cook County Sheriff.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: June 21st

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Moments in Time: Bootleg Liquor

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we talk with Willard Nelson of Lutsen.  Nelson's grandparents were the founders of Lutsen Resort and Willard gre


Bunchberries

Regardless of the weather, it's early summer in the woods

Plenty of plants blooming and animals moving around. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about early summer


Magnetic North: Skunked!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the sweet smell of wildflowers mingles with those of grilled burgers, campfires, and sunscreen, as well as some not-so-sweet smells such as of wet dogs, fish


2014 Summer Solstice Pageant at North House Folk School

Each year the Good Harbor Hill Players host a summer solstice pageant at North House Folk School on the Harbor in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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Summer Performances Planned for the North Shore Community Swing Band

The North Shore Community Swing Band will be performing in the area this summer. WTIP's Mary Manning spoke with Kathy Bolstad about how the band has evolved in addition to future plans. 


 

French Voyageur music live from the Wooden Boat Show at North House

Tom Van Cleve (fiddle) and Ken McMillan (guitar) braved chilly conditions to make some great toe-tappin' music June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show at North House, where The Roadhouse was broadcasting


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Dan Blessing on his trip from Lake Superior to the Pacific in a birch bark canoe

Dan Blessing and his canoe partner Mark Vangrinsven paddled nearly 4,000 miles from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean in a birch bark canoe they built themselves. Buck spoke with Dan June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show down on harborside North House campus about how they did it, what they carried and ate, and lots more, including the special recipe for birch bark canoe sealant made with bear fat. You can read more at their website here.


The Senior Center

Happenings at the Senior Center

There's always events going on at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais, and Warren Andersen and Bill Shaffer, members of the Council on Aging, talked to WTIP about some of the summer activit


Local area summer farmers' markets

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Two Harbors, Finland and Brimson
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Fri, 07/25/2014 (All day)

Several local farmers markets are open this summer. The Two Harbors Farmers' Market, located near the downtown bandshell, is open on Saturdays from 9 until noon.

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Guided Walking Tours of the Grand Marais Harbor

This summer, the Cook County Historical Society is offering guided walking tours of the Grand Marais. WTIP talked to Molly Hoffman, the tour guide, about these walks.


Grand Portage National Monument (Jvstin/Flickr)

Grand Portage National Monument Update: June 20

Karl Koster is a ranger at the Grand Portage National Monument. He talked to WTIP about some of the events taking place at the monument this summer.


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