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Common Ground play on the Scenic Route

Common Ground is a relatively new musical trio in Cook County.

The more the merrier!

Girl Scouts host a dance for "Dads and Daughters" February 28

Cook County Girl Scouts have invited community members to a Father Daughter Dance on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Commissioner Jan Sivertson

County simplifies agreement with YMCA

The county has a new management agreement with the YMCA, which simplifies building maintenance. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with county board chair, Jan Sivertson.

Jeff Cadwell

County ready to start comp-class study implementation

The county has completed a compensation/classification study revisiting pay and job equity. Over all, the results are good news.

More than 100 people attended a public unveiling of the winter greenhouse in Finland. Photos by Ann Possis

Winter greenhouse brings organic produce to North Shore region year-round

A new greenhouse near Finland will allow local residents to grow organic produce year round. WTIP's Joe Friedrichs finds out more in this feature. 

Chris Gillis (left) and Gordon Thorne in Studio A

Gordon Thorne & Chris Gillis play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (keyboard) stopped by Studio A recently for fun chat and great tunes... old and quirky blues numbers as well as originals.

The former Tomteboda Resort/Gateway Lodge will be the location of the city's public works facility

City Council considers increased cost of public works facility

The major topic at the last Grand Marais City Council meeting, February 8, was the increased cost of its proposed public works facility.

North Shore Coloring Book by Mike Klein

New North Shore Coloring Book lets you 'visit' the shore from anywhere

Mike Klein is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, and community murals. When he's not creating art, he's an assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He's just out with a coloring book featuring images of the North Shore. He talked with Ann Possis about how he came to create the book, what art and the North Shore mean to him, and how his work in peace and justice influences his art. 

New Deep Winter Greenhouse in Finland, Minn.

New 'Deep Winter Greenhouse' in Finland enables food production all winter long

The first "Deep Winter Greenhouse" is done and ready to go in Finland, at the Organic Consumers Association. It's a project of the NE MN Regional Sustainable Development program, which has several more planned for other areas in the state. Two of the leaders of the project, Dan Handeen and Greg Schweser, chatted with Dave about the greenhouse, what it's meant to do, and the special features of its construction. Local carpenters Gordon Thorne and Hans Mueller built the greenhouse.

Photo by Bryan Hansel

Sunny's Back Yard: Nature's jewel tones

Nature has its own array of "jewel tones" - whether colors, smells or sounds. In this edition of Sunny's Back Yard, we are reminded that jewel tones are a gift to the spirit.

GES Kids

GES looks at growth, collaboration and what's best for kids

The Great Expectations School board recently held a retreat and began to grapple with fundamental issues like size and missions in a growing educational environment.

Jerry Hiniker

Soil and Water profile increases

As awareness of water and land issues gain in importance, the role of Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors grows.

Cook County Sheriffs Office

WTIP shares the latest Cook County law enforcement report

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from February 6 – February 12. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

Superior National Forest scene

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness celebrates 20 years with event in Grand Marais

The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ founder and lead organization, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW).

Illustration of the zodiacal light

Northern Sky: February 18 - March 3

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

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