Fatal Halloween Gunflint Trail accident case closes

Listen In Cook County court Wednesday afternoon, Rob Burgess, the 31 year-long domestic partner of victim Dr. Kenneth Petersen, reached across the prosecution desk to the defense table and momentarily squeezed the hand of Border Patrol Agent Maranda Weber.


Grand Marais City Council refinances business park

City councilors accepted the bid from Northland Securities of Minneapolis for $1,675,000 of general obligation bonds in support of Cedar Grove Business Park financing. Among the two bids received, the city accepted the lower interest rate of 4.2419 percent. The bonds will be paid over a 20 year period.


Cook County online forum

WTIP North Shore Community Radio, Boreal Access and the Cook County News Herald, in partnership with and the Blandin Foundation have launched Cook County Conversations, an on-line forum for sharing insights and perspective on issues that affect our community.


WTIP works to build social capital through community book read

Earlier this year, WTIP North Shore Community Radio, the Grand Marais Public Library and Cook County Extension partnered in a community book read designed to bring people together through the shared experience of reading and taking about the same book.


WTIP gets national award from CPB

WTIP has been selected by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for a 2009 My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement for the station’s work related to coverage during the Ham Lake Fire. 


Collaboration is a great thing by Joan Farnam

Collaboration is a great thing. At least that’s what all the gardeners who were looking at the newly constructed community garden in the parking lot at WTIP Community Radio a few weeks ago were probably thinking.


WTIP's Community Garden

In the summer of 2009, WTIP partnered with the Northwoods Food Project to create a community garden on site at WTIP. The project was in direct response to community needs, and was funded by the “Engaging Communities on the Economy” grant from the National Center for Media Engagement.


Voices from "Winter's Gathering"

Each year in November the North House Folk School in Grand Marais hosts the Winter’s Gathering. People come from all over to take part in several days of classes, presentations, films, campfire cookouts, and winter camping. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson crafted this report from the scene.


North Shore Pine Martens relocated to Wisconsin for reintroduction effort

Pine Martens are members of the Weasel family. They weigh around two or three pounds and look a bit like a ferret.  Their long and lean bodies move agilely though the boreal forest. Here in Northeastern Minnesota there’s an abundance of them—but across the lake in Wisconsin, they’ve been wiped out. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson has this report.


The Blowdown: A Ten Year Remembrance

The famous storm known as “the blowdown,” swept across northern Minnesota on the Fourth of July, 1999. Straight-line winds blew with category four hurricane force through 477,000 acres of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. In this special remembrance, you’ll hear the voices of folks who weathered the storm that marks our landscape to this day.


Voices from Mineral Center

Voices from Mineral Center tells part of the story of an early pioneer settler village in Cook County known as Mineral Center. The story focuses on the community’s one room schoolhouse, the Birchwood School, as remembered by its last teacher, the late Gertrude Linnell, and one of her students, Nona Smith.


Sat. Night Mix

Tune in Saturday nights from 9 to midnight for Saturday Night Mix. Hosts for the show rotate each week making the content fresh and new, with music selections ranging from alt-country to punk rock.


New Orleans All The Way Live

Every Wednesday night from 10 to 11 as WTIP ventures south to New Orleans for a program full of music, culture, and food from the Crescent City.

Shake it off! by Travis Novitsky

Weekend Outdoors

Larry Weber
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Photo by Don Davison

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to North Shore Weekend from 7-10 Saturday mornings on WTIP to listen to Larry live, download and listen at your convience, or subscribe to a podcast. This segment aired on Nov. 21, 2009.

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