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Bird Songs of the Northern Woods Volume II CD

If you’re longing for spring and enjoy the sounds of the returning birds, you can learn more with Molly Hoffman’s CD “Bird Songs of the Northern Woods

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: April 1

The Wildersmith two are back in the woods. It’s sure a joy to be home in the peace and quiet along the Mile O Pine.


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April brings awareness to child abuse in Cook County

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Farm and Craft Market will be moving this summer

The Farm and Craft Market will be moving location this summer and the liquor store manager would like a few changes made at the Muni.


Huckleberry inspects hole where 19” of ice was measured on Sawbill Lake this week

West End News: March 31

I was thrilled to hear that Mary Somnis is very likely the new Director of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority.  Mary considers herself a West Ender, even though she has l


Winter survival kit

The return of the Alberta Clipper?

An Alberta Clipper could be coming to the area this weekend. Not as much as January, but more like winter than spring.


Gordon Thorne

Gordon Thorne talks about the Fingerstyle Masters Weekend on April 8-9

WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with organizer and guitarist Gordon Thorne about the 6th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend on North Shore Morning.


Rita Plourde

Healthy living programs continue at clinic

A number of healthy living programs are currently going on at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde.


The bald eagle nest before it blew down in mid-March. Photo by Chris Beal

Bald eagle nest crashes down near Grand Marais

A bald eagle nest that sat high on a birch tree between Highway 61 and Lake Superior near Grand Marais blew down recently. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs brings us this story.
 


Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue brings bluegrass to The Roadhouse

Duluth/Superior-based Black River Revue dropped by The Roadhouse on a recent visit to Grand Marais. They chatted with Dave and Ann and played some great high-energy tunes. Black River Revue is: Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Joe Berg, spoons/washboard/vocals. You can learn more about the band and their upcoming performances here.


Tessa Larson with her canoeing dog Avery

Group of four to paddle from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay this summer

Grand Marais resident Tessa Larson will join three other women this summer in a canoeing trip from Seagull Lake all the way to Hudson Bay.


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Sure sign of spring--Duluth's shipping season under way

Duluth's shipping season just opened, and it's big business. Adele Yorde, PR director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, chatted with Dave recently about shipping in Duluth-Superior and what it means to the area. You can go to www.duluthboats.com for ship arrivals and departures--it's updated several times a day. 


 

Nearsightedness skyrocketing all over the world--and the reason is probably not what you think

Severe myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise among youth everywhere, and scientists think they know why. And it's likely not, as might seem obvious, from kids and teens staring at their phones. Dr. Joshua Hou of the department of opthalmology and visual neurosciences at the U of MN talked with Ann Possis recently about this epidemic and the leading theories about it.


Rep. Rick Nolan

Rep. Rick Nolan on Cuba then and now

In 1977 a small team of negotiators went to Cuba to secure the release of five Americans being held as war prisoners in Cuba. Rep.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Looks like March will go out, neither lamb nor lion

A couple of days of nice weather, but with snow or rain on the horizon and colder temps toward the weekend.


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