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MN Film and TV

MN Film and TV works to bring production to Minnesota

Minnesota can be a great state to film movies and television programs.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with Troy Parkinson of Minnesota Film and TV to find out how they work to bring produc


Chris Holm

Chris Holm interview on the Scenic Route

Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with the Fattenin' Frogs as well as solo.


Sign along the Gitchi-Gami Trail (image courtesy of GGTA Facebook page)

Gear up for the 17th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride Sat., Aug.19

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association will hold its 17th annual trail ride Saturday, Aug.


The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to rock Studio A

Regular musical guests The Thunderheads made a return appearance recently on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Listen for great original tunes as well as covers. The Thunderheads are: Steve Blexrud, guitar; Craig Paquette, guitar; Don Blue, bass; and Bill Boyce, percussion. Learn more about the band and their schedule here.


North House Folk School

City Council talks property taxes, local economic impact with North House

During a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council on Aug.


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Duluth News Tribune Astrobob blogger Bob King checks in on Perseids, eclipse

What with the Perseids happening now, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, we checked in with a favorite regular guest, astronomer Bob King of Astrobob fame. He gives great tips for observing the eclipse safely. Do NOT look directly at the sun; you will seriously damage your retinas and never know it, since they don't sense pain.


Lindsay Gault, taking a break from his epic bike ride

New Zealand biker stops in Grand Marais on trip from Arctic Circle, via the Pacific, to Nova Scotia

Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. He's a friend of local cyclist/adventurer/former Roadhouse host Buck Benson, and stopped in Grand Marais to visit. CJ sat down with Lindsay to find out more. You can read his blog here. 


Teri Downing inside the former Harbor Light, which will now be called the WunderBar

New restaurant to open at former Harbor Light location in Grand Marais

In early August the former Harbor Light Restaurant in Grand Marais came under new ownership.


Sheriff Eliasen

Cook County sheriff talks end-of-summer happenings

Summer is winding down and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen about how Fisherman's Picnic and Rendezous Days went, as well as Eliasen's recent budget prop


Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson

State Patrol reminds motorists to watch for motorcycles

Summer brings a lot of traffic to the North Shore and many of the vehicles are motorcyles. WTIP's Rhonda Silence speaks with Sgt.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

City Council considers permits, plats and more

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, Aug. 9.


Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Tuesday, September 26th

Where: 
Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 09/26/2017 - 6:00pm

There are regular meetings of AA in Cook County.

On Tuesdays there is an AA Big Book Study Group meeting at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.


The wonderful new sign at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, as mentioned by Wildersmith last week.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint August 11

Lest WTIP listener/readers think I might have slipped and hit my head while scribing the news last week, I did not.  As you might recall, I spaced off into oblivion while sharing about the &ldquo


Wildfire

County approves wildfire protection plan

Emergency Management Director Valerie Marasco and Firewise Coordinator Todd Armbruster brought the updated 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to the Cook County Board for approval.


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