In addition to a busy summer schedule, the Senior Center in Grand Marais has a new programs and services coordinator, Jes Rodne.
The Bally Blacksmith Shop was originally constructed in 1911 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. In
Willie Waldman brought a few friends, Clint Wagner on guitar and Tofte-ite Bill Hansen on dobro, to our Wooden Boat Show broadcast to play great jazz and spin a few yarns. Willie and Clint were just back from a week-long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. You can learn more about Willie and his music here.
Judy Zugish, a professional nurseryman and basketmaker, combines her two passions as a teacher of basketmaking. She talked with Dick at the Wooden Boat Show live from North House about her craft and the classes she teaches. You can learn more about Judy here.
‘Eleemosynary’ – a production of the Grand Marais Playhouse – is about the relationship of 3 generations of women. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Jackson Nicko
Angela Robins, former intern at North House, was back in town to speak at the Wooden Boat Show about Japanese boatbuilding, which she observed and studied along with researcher/boatbuilder Douglas Brooks. She spoke with Dick June 19 at the live remote broadcast of The Roadhouse from the North House campus. Angela currently works with Urban Boatbuilders in St. Paul, and you can learn more about her here.
Local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay stopped by Studio A June 12 to share original music, as well as stories about past and upcoming mission trips to Ireland and other locales.
The rain we had over the weekend returns, but so will warmer weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Dean Melde about the slow slog into summer.
Visitors to northern forests in coming decades will probably see a very different set of trees as the climate warms, a recent U of MN study shows. Rebecca Montgomery, associate professor in the forest resources department and one of the researchers on the study, joined Dick June 12 to explain.
Grand Portage band member Gloria Martineau was born and raised in the town of Grand Marais, MN.
Chapter 14: Godfather Death
(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)
To avoid suffering we may also be missing moments of joy.
Prescribed burns, a mining decision appealed, a BWCAW case settled and musher concern about an Alaska fire…all this and more in the week’s news.