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Weekend News Wrap Jan. 9

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


old Grand Marais building

Cook County resident Gene Glader authors book on historic downtown Grand Marais

Longtime Cook County resident Gene Glader stopped by The Roadhouse New Year's Day to discuss his new book about the history of local structures, "Downtown Grand Marais." Hear the interview.


Lake Superior Brewing Co.

Lake Superior Brewing Co. wins gold medal

Buck and Ann chatted Dec. 18 with Dale Kleinschmidt, head brewer at Lake Superior Brewing Co.


Ice and distant lighthouse on Artists' Point

Weekend Outdoors

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


Many a critter in Vicki's barn!

Nothing nosy about counting noses

Welcome back to Magnetic North  on this fine Jan. 7, where counting noses and beaks every day and every decade is the start and end to my days. Six, one, seven, two, five and 13. Good.


Yup'ik man from Nunivak Island, 1929

West End News Jan. 7

I received a beautiful book for Christmas about the Yup'ik people of coastal southwestern Alaska. The book is a comprehensive study of all aspects of how these people lived before there was corruption from the white invaders.


metal guardrails line a stretch of the Gunflint Trail, photo by Stephan Hoglund

Road project causes a stir

A recent road improvement project on the Gunflint Trail has altered the look of a famous local landmark.


wookiefoot

Lots of action in Lutsen

Wookiefoot, a high-energy, "psychedelic circus" band that's travelled the world  in search of musical inspiration, and Heatbox, a one-man rapper from Minneapolis, are the headliners for Snowball 2010 at Lutsen Mountains this weekend.
Read more arts news at NorthShore ArtScene.


Commissioner Fritz Sobanja

County board keeps Sobanja as chair

In a special meeting Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners re-elected Commissioner Fritz Sobanja to serve as chair for the coming year.


DNR trout stocking policy to change

Trout stocking policy will be changed in Cook County

In an attempt to cut costs, the Minnesota Department of Natural resources will change its policy of stocking rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout in inland trout lakes across Northeastern Minnesota. According to Tim Goeman, DNR regional fisheries supervisor at Grand Rapids, the savings could total about $40,000 to $50,000 per year.


Lake ice

Wildersmith On The Gunflint Jan. 6

As the northland is a week into another loop around old Sol,”a belated happy New Year wish comes to one and all from the Wildersmith two.


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