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Gentlemen Hall - (West End native Jacob Michael - center)

West End News May 26

Everyone was excited last weekend by the appearance of West End native Jacob Michael on the Billboard Music Awards program, viewed by many millions of people worldwide.  As I reported last week,


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Graduation Means Leaving Home

While some students yearn to graduate and move on from high school, Youth Radio Project junior Kayla Stacy is worried. What if she screws up? What if she needs help?


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30 Minutes of Fun?

Now that the big night has come and gone, Youth Radio Project junior Kayla Stacy reflects on her experience with prom 2011. While not being close to what she expected, she still had fun.


Graduation 2012, here I come!

The Tradition of Graduation

Tradition is important to Youth Radio Project junior Hayden Goettl. That’s why he plans to partake in the high school graduation ceremony in 2012.


Community Center site plan

Commissioners agree to support new community center – with caveats

The purpose of their May 24 work session was for the county commissioners to agree to support – or not – proceeding with planning for a new community center.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Duluth councilman announces run against Cravaack

A Duluth city councilman today announced his plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.


Minnesota State Capitol

Session ends without budget compromise

The deadline for the end of the Minnesota legislative session has come and gone. No budget deals have been reached and a special session looms on the horizon.


Carol Christenson, National Weather Service -- Duluth

Weather Talk with Carol Christenson

Tornadoes in North Minneapolis, frost in the North Shore forecast. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Klobuchar on tourism in Minnesota and tornado damage in North Minneapolis

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen Tuesday morning on “Daybreak”.


Rep. David Dill

No budget in sight on last day of session

The final day of the Minnesota legislative session has arrived but there's no sign that Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP majorities are anywhere close to a deal on the state budget.


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Prudence Johnson & the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay in a new touring show

Buck and Bob welcomed singer Prudence Johnson to Studio A May 20 to talk about her new project, "A Girl Named Vincent." She and her band are touring Minnesota, bringing the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to life by setting it to music.


Grand Marais Library

Library move is getting closer

The Grand Marais Library is just a couple of weeks away from moving to a temporary location while the building is being renovated and expanded. WTIP's Jay Andersen has this report.


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"Peace Fibres" author Karen Lohn on weaving connections

Buck spoke May 20 with Grand Marais author and psychologist Karen Lohn about her first book, "Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World." 


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