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Grand Marais harbor aerial view - photo courtesy Harbor Friends

Harbor Friends looking for a home for Outdoor Classroom Program

The Outdoor Classroom Program is a natural history field guide series centered on the Grand Marais harbor.  It was funded mainly through an $80,000 matching grant from Minneso

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber June 4th

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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Superior National Forest is purchasing jack pine cones

The Superior National Forest is purchasing native jack pine cones now through July 1. Collected seeds will support reforestation efforts in northeastern forests.

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Weekend News Roundup for June 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Lake Superior Day logo

Lake Superior Day preparations begin

Back in 2004, Lake Superior got a present – its very own official Day!  Now, Lake Superior Day is held annually on the third Sunday in July in communities around the lake, both in the U.S.

White-tailed deer fawn - photo by Vicki Biggs-Anderson

Magnetic North: Mommie Deer-est and Other Worries

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where a day-glo yellow carpet of fragrant dandelion blossoms surrounds our farm - a joyous sight for this reformed dandy destroyer. 

Heading up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais

Wildersmith on the Gunflint June 3

June, the month of our full “strawberry moon” (Ode’imini Giizis”) is at hand.

L-R: Tony Goldenstein, Lisa Shafer, Scott Gay, Christy Maxfield.

West End News June 2

Love was in the air in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  On Friday, I saw a young couple that became engaged while on a canoe trip out of Sawbill

Northern pike

Local Fishing Report for June 3


According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, word is that fishing’s picking up as we do a full swing into summer.

Kayla Stacy doesn't want to be forced to make art!

Forced Passion

What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art?

Molly Zafft reflects on graduation

The Pain of Graduation

With graduation just around the corner, Youth Radio Project junior Molly Zafft shares her feelings about the big event.

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The Life-Changing Power of Music and Dance

As the high school year comes to a close, the Youth Radio Project debates the merits and value of a fine arts education.

Molly and Danny debate fine arts education

The Fine Arts: Yes or No?

Should the fine arts be a necessity in today’s high schools or would students’ time be better spent focusing on traditional academic subjects?

Grand Marais Library's Community Contra Dance

Patrick Knight filmed and edited this video of a contra dance sponsored by the Grand Marais Public Library with funding from the Heritage Amendment.

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