The White House announced that $182 million in stimulus funds from the federal government designated for broadband internet were dispensed on Thursday, Dec. 17. Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement in the rural town of Dawsonville, Ga.
D. R. Miller of Iowa City, Iowa is a WTIP listener-member who keeps in touch with the news in the North Woods. Recently, he read a story in the Duluth News-Tribune about Tim Kedrowski whose trail camera photographed an unusual seven-foot-tall creature near Remer. The Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Research Team verified it as a "Bigfoot." That reminded D.R.
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 Dec. 12.
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where we stagger toward Christmas week over frozen clods of mud and, alas, no measurable snow.
There is momentum with the financial match that the Grand Marais State Bank has offered to the Birch Grove Foundation.
T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the forest, Winter has finally settled before us!
Since the first of December, it’s as if someone just flipped a switch, and the fall season was gone. With a warmer-than-usual November spoiling us, the last lap of 2009 grabbed a hold and folks out this way have been shocked back to reality.
The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), a citizens group whose stated mission is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy on a local level, has a new project. The organization wants to promote ride and delivery sharing in Cook County.
The Cook County Community Center Board of Trustees sought direction from the county commissioners on Tuesday when Diane Booth, the center’s director, and two community center board members pleaded with commissioners for direction on how to proceed with plans for a new and improved community center.
It’s the time of year for giving, and the Bear Cub class at Great Expectations school in Grand Marais is doing just that. One sunny morning this week, the cubs hand painted ornaments to give to WTIP for the station’s very first Christmas tree. Everyone knows the best thing about ornaments is hanging them on the tree, so teacher Sue Butter brought the Bear Cub class to WTIP to do just that. The children hung their ornaments on the tree and serenaded WTIP staff with a special Christmas song. Thanks Bear Cubs!
On Nov. 17 Cook County Commissioners agreed with members of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association – the county, not LTTA, should plow and maintain the Onion River Road.
The authors of a new book for women at midlife, Joyce Kramer, Renee Fisher, and Jean Peelen, talked with Ann Dec. 11 about "Saving the Best for Last: Creating Your Life After 50." Learn more about the authors' work. Listen to the interview.