Arts & Culture

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Oh! Oh! Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra plays The Roadhouse

Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra brought their toe-tapping Scandinavian dance and vaudeville music to Studio A April 29, in advance of their April 30 appearance at the Hovland Spring Dance.


Old Shed

Magnetic North: Letting Go Time Of Year

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where winter is loosening her grip, often with unintended consequences. It’s true.


Basil

Of Woods And Words: Smelling Like Dirt

Margaret Atwood once said, “In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”


Sears Tower

Of Woods And Words: Travel - A Structured Escape

When people realize I still live in my hometown, they often tell me it’s a lovely place to live. While I agree, I don’t think I could survive without leaving on a regular basis.


The Grand Portage Stockade

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 4

In 1933, Cook County was just another area of the United States struggling with the Great Depression.


Bob Bingham (Left) and Gordon Thorne (Right)

Gordon Thorne Live in Studio A

Bob Carter and Cathy Quinn welcomed Gordon Thorne to the Roadhouse April 8 to share some of his music and information on his upcoming Fingerstyle Guitar Masters Weekend in Tofte.


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Behind the Work: Gladys Dockan

This edition of WTIP's ongoing series, Behind the Work features Gladys Dockan, 83.  Dockan is a lifetime resident of Cook County and has been doing hair and giving home permanents for more than half a century.  She did hair at the Care Center in Grand Marais for nearly 20 years, helping residents look and feel better with a cut and a perm.  In this Behind the Work, Gladys gives a home perm to another lifetime Cook County resident, Mildred Johnson, 89.


North Shore in Autumn by Margaret Carroll

New "Seasonal Voices" art exhibit to show at the Johnson Heritage Post

There’s a new art exhibit opening at the Johnson Heritage Post starting on April 1. It’s called “Seasonal Voices.” Peggy Thompson is one of the artists with work on exhibit.


Swing Dancing

Salsa, swing, polka and more: Ann and Wayne Russ share 15 years of teaching dance in Cook County

Whether it’s polka, salsa, or swing, Ann and Wayne Russ can dance—and teach—it all.


January Sunset, Grand Portage Bay by Travis Novitsky

Ojibwe elder shares the meaning of legends

The telling of legends has long had an important role in Anishinaabe culture.