Help redesign Highway 61 through Grand Marais at September 4 meeting

The City of Grand Marais is looking for input to help redesign the Highway 61 corridor.


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Amy & Dave Freeman paddling to DC to mark 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave & Amy Freeman are starting their next adventure, Paddle to DC, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness of threats posed by proposed mining near the BWCAW. They spoke with Dick Aug. 22 about their trip, what they hope to accomplish along the way, and much more. You can follow them here. They'll be in Grand Marais for an event Sept. 2.


'Back to School' Open House and Orientation August 27

The Cook County School District is hosting a "Back to School Open House/Orientation" on Wednesday, August 27th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Melissa


Eric Frost

Who: 
Eric Frost
When: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille at Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte

Eric Frost will perform from 9 to 11 PM at Bluefin Grille in Tofte on Friday, September 5.

Barefoot Wonder

Who: 
Barefoot Wonder
When: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

Barefoot Wonder will play on Friday, September 5, starting at 8:30 PM at Gun Flint Tavern in downtown Grand Marais.

Farmland

Expanding agriculture more selectively could produce more food, save more carbon--study from U of MN Institute on the Environment

Dr. Justin Andrew Johnson, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at the Institute on the Environment, spoke with Dick Aug. 22. His latest study shows that by limiting agricultural expansion to certain key global regions, the growing need for food can be met, and more carbon can be preserved that with unguided expansion. Dr. Johnson explained the study and its findings and implications for agriculture and climate change. You can learn more about the Institute here.


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Erin Stojan Ruccolo explains community solar, proposed solar array at Arrowhead Co-op, and more

Dave TerSteeg spoke with Erin Stojan Ruccolo, director of electricity markets for Fresh Energy, about various aspects of generating solar energy in Minnesota, including community solar, setting an actual monetary value for solar, and the solar array that Great River Energy has proposed for the Arrowhead Cooperative site in Lutsen. You can learn more about solar and other renewables here.


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Youth Show: August 14th, 2014

On this edition of the Youth Show, we say goodbye to Audrey Summers, longtime youth producer here at WTIP. Audrey is heading off to bigger and better things at Beloit College.


Helping with hunger in Cook County

Cook County Public Health and Human Services is addressing the issue of hunger in Cook County.


Timmy Haus

Who: 
Timmy Haus
When: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:30pm
Where: 
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

Timmy Haus will perform on Thursday, September 4 starting at 7:30 PM at Gun Flint Tavern in downtown Grand Marais.

Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham

Who: 
Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham
When: 
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille at Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte

Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham will play at Bluefin Grille in Tofte on Wednesday, September 3 from 9 to 11 PM.

Open Mic Night

Who: 
Open Mic Night
When: 
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

The Gun Flint Tavern will host Open Mic Night on Wednesday, September 3 from 5 to 9 PM.

Joe and Jessi

Who: 
Joe and Jessi
When: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille at Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte

Joe and Jessi will perform on Monday, September 1 starting at 9 PM at Bluefin Grille in Tofte.

"Highway 61 Revisited"

Who: 
City of Grand Marais
Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The City of Grand Marais will host "Highway 61 Revisited," to kick off planning the redesign of the Highway 61 corridor through Grand Marais, on Thursday, September 4, from 6 to 8 pm, at the

Mushrooms (variety of Amanita muscaria)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: August 23rd

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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