Arts & Culture

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.


Gladys Dockan, March 2011

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.


Full Moon

Magnetic North: Moonstruck By Spring

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the color white still dominates the ground around us, reflecting the sun and moon even as it melts quietly into springtime.


Irish Flag

Of Woods And Words: Cultural Identity, Northeastern Minnesota Style

Once upon a time, back in my short-lived Girl Scout days, the topic of our weekly meeting centered around cultural identity.


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James Moors plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed James Moors back to The Roadhouse Mar. 11 for original songs and gorgeous guitar.