Happiness: The Basics

Happiness is theme for the month - this episode reviews some of the basics


Gratitude: the community

Gratitude and its impact on a community? 


Septic issue in limbo due to MPCA rule changes

For months Cook County has been reviewing its sewage treatment system ordinance. A study committee has submitted recommendations and one public hearing has been held. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wanted counties to have revised ordinances in place by early February.

Grand Marais Harbor 1/02/2010

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken in downtown Grand Marais of the harbor on Jan. 2. View more images of the area in Stephan Hoglund's gallery.

Red radio

Weekend News Wrap Jan. 2

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. to hear the Wrap live or visit our website and listen at your convenience or subscribe to a podcast.


Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Lake Superior edges closer to normal

The level of Lake Superior fell by 2 inches in December, less than the usual 3 inches, and now it sits just 3 inches below the long-term average for Jan. 1.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control Tuesday reported that the level of the lake is up 6 inches from this time last year. The big lake generally rises from April to September and then drops during winter months.

A photo taken on New Year's Day in Chippewa City

Walking the Old Road: The Happy New Year Tradition

The Happy New Year Tradition is the first segment in a new ongoing series called Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa.

Crunchy snow covers everything at Magnetic North

Magnetic North Dec. 31, 2009: Snow and Ice

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the first decade of the millennium is slip-sliding away on a solid sheet of ice.

The St. Francis Xavier Church in Chippewa City, photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.

Walking the Old Road

Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa is a monthly series told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City.
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Sheriff Mark Falk

Cook County Sheriff looks back on 2009

In general it was an eventful year for Cook County law enforcement, including storms and stand-offs. But looking back on the Christmas holiday, Sheriff Mark Falk says overall it was a “good Christmas, with only two domestic incidents and neither of those resulted in an arrest.”

Citizen band radio

West End News Dec. 30, 2009

One more time, West End folks have demonstrated their generosity and their support for the Birch Grove Foundation.

Most lakes up the trail are well frozen

Nosey Rosey Dec. 30, 2009

Aaahh ROOOO!  This is Nosey Rosey for WTIP Comyoooonity radio, where even old dogs get air time.  (pant-pant) 

Cross country skiing

New entity formed to manage Banadad ski trail

The 28 kilometer long Banadad Trail is under new management. After 20 years of managing the trail system, Ted Young of Boundary Country Trekking is handing the job over to the newly formed non-profit Banadad Trail Association.

Forest Blue...George Washington Pines

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken at George Washington Pines, up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais. View more winter images in Stephan Hoglund's gallery.

Gunflint Pines by Stephan Hoglund

Weekend Outdoors

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

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