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Early color

Weekend weather begins to feel like fall

It’s starting out to be a nice fall.

West End News: September 15

Last week I mentioned that Heath Ekstrom, Superior National Golf Pro and longtime Lutsen resident, was attempting to play 100 holes of golf on a single day.


Affordable housing discussed by county board

The local Economic Development Authority obtained five county owned tax forfeit lots in the city of Grand Marais that will be the site of affordable housing projects.

A Year in the Wilderness: September 13 - Winding down

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

Belted kingfisher

North Woods Naturalist: Belted kingfishers

They’re blue and somewhat stocky and you’ll always see them around water.

Sam and Matthew Miltich

Radio Waves 2016: Thank you and highlights

WTIP's 9th annual Radio Waves Music Festival took place September 9 to 11, and what a weekend it was! A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioners struggle with high levy numbers

The county commissioners are grappling with high levy figures and how to make a half-percent sales tax increase for transportation.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the board’s chair H

Howard Hedstrom

Plan presented for assisted living facility

The Joint Economic Development Authority received a proposal from Spectrum Health for assisted living in Cook County as well as good news from the county to acquire work force housing property. &

Starry stonewort

As summer ends, Minnesota is still 95% aquatic invasives free

Even though aquatic invasives such as zebra mussels and starry stonewort have lately been in the news, 95% of Minnesota Lakes are free of invasives.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with county A

Dusty Heart in Studio A

Dusty Heart brings gorgeous harmonies to Studio A

Songwriters Barbara Jean and Molly Dean make up the recently-formed duo, Dusty Heart. They stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to perform at the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 

Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux

Performance at Drury Lane Books to feature Grand Marais author

Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux is a local author, entrepreneur, artist and co-owner of the Art House Bed and Breakfast in Grand Marais.

Cook County Court House and government offices

Commissioners continue to discuss sales-tax increase

Though no action was taken by the Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed sales tax increase in Cook County to be used for projects by the highway department, the topic was again discussed during

courtesy The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers bring special blend of music & storytelling to Grand Marais

The Sutter Brothers (Bart and Ross Sutter) blend Bart's poems and stories with Ross's music from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions for a delightfully fun and unique show. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently before performing at the Grand Marais Public Library. You can learn more about them here. 

Boreal's webpage will have a new look this November

Boreal welcomes a season of change this fall

Boreal Community Media a local nonprofit that most Cook County residents associate with two words: The Internet.

Early frost

Fall could arrive as frost in the area this week

The leaves are just barely starting to turn, but fall could come with a first frost mid-week.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson about

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