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Laura and Brian Wilson on their strawberry farm near Hovland. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

North Shore strawberry farm a welcomed slice of paradise

A family owned and operated strawberry farm near Hovland is proving to be a huge success along the North Shore. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently visited the farm and has this report. 

Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

County sign ordinance gets a significant trim

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss, among other things, a greatly reduced-in-size sign ordinance. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Board Chair Heidi Doo-Kirk.

Primary 2016

Primary ballots can confuse mail recipients

A general look of confusion crossed the faces of many Cook County postal patrons when they found a Primary Ballot in their mail boxes recently.

Beth Homa harvests birch bark

Harvesting birch bark with Beth Homa-Style

Beth Homa-Style is a former North House intern and professional birch bark weaver and artisan based out of Minneapolis.

Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller, left, & Amymarie Schmidt)

Hovland duo Red Dirt Girl makes radio debut

New musical duo Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller & Amymarie Schmidt) made their radio debut on The Roadhouse last week. Look for them to play around town this summer.

Stage Door: Interview with Sue Hennessy

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

Stage Door: Sam Kern

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

Marcia Hyatt

Stage Door: Marcia Hyatt

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

More than 80 vendors were on hand for the Moose Lake Agate Days. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Agate festival a gem for North Shore residents and beyond

The 47th Annual Agate Days Festival in Moose Lake was held over the weekend. The event features more than 80 vendors and an estimated 3,000 people attended this year.  


U of MN looks for public input on prioritizing invasive species

Researchers at the MN Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center recently compiled an extensive paper that ranks the 124 top invaders--and now they're looking for input from you. Dick spoke with Rob Venette, director of the center, and Heather Koop, associate director, about the report, why it's important, and how you can help. They're accepting public input on their website through July 29.

Boomer Jam with Tyler and Paulette

Air Date: 
Fri, 07/15/2016
Music Shows
Superior National Forest scene

Forest bathing---improve your health by immersing yourself in nature

Ever hear of forest bathing? It's an idea that comes from Japan, of literally immersing yourself in nature to improve your mental and physical health. Dr. Jean Larson of the Center for Spirituality & Healing and the U of MN Arboretum joined Dave recently to explain why getting out into the forest, away from the bustle of modern urban life, is good for body and soul. 

North Shore Morning Monday with Ann Possis & Jana Berka

Air Date: 
Mon, 07/18/2016
North Shore Morning
Weather can impact clean water along the North Shore

Severe weather will impact future of North Shore's clean water

This is the fourth segment in a five-part series focusing on clean and sustainable water along Lake Superior’s North Shore.

A concentrating listener

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A new Human Services director is hired by the county. Cliffs vows to buy Essar Steel.

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