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Climate change has already started to affect Lake Superior.

County board hears local reports on climate change

Cook County residents Olya Wright and George Wilkes discussed potential impacts of climate change on the local level during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.

Marco Good

Local resident comes to aid of man who fell from kayak on Lake Superior

A teenager from Coon Rapids fell out of his kayak on June 26 in the Grand Marais Harbor and into the waters of Lake Superior.

Huge cast-in-place panels are being lifted by crane.

Construction continues at city's public works facility

Construction work continues at the Grand Marais Public Works Facility, at the former Tomteboda Resort property in Grand Marais. The huge cast-in-place concrete panels are being installed today.

LSProject/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Mons Hanson - The life and death of a Hovland pioneer

In the early 1900s, many Scandinavian immigrants settled along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Great Expectations School

GES: expansion, high school and community cooperation

School’s out for the summer, but planning for the next school year and beyond continues.

courtesy Patrick Scully

Minnneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully portrays Walt Whitman in one-man show

Minneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully has created and performs a one-man show about the life and times of Walt Whitman. It's called "Leaves of Grass--Illuminated," features Whitman's poetry, and addresses his reality as a gay man in the mid-1880s. Patrick was in town to perform the show, and joined Ann Possis to talk about why he chose Whitman as his subject, what he wants to convey, and much more. You can learn about Patrick and his work here.

Rick Sturm Cook County Recycling Center

Recycling in Cook County

Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson spoke with Rick Sturm of the Cook County Recycling Center to find out what materials the center accept

Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Northern Sky: June 24 - July 7

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Rita Plourde

Possible cuts to Medicaid could have a serious impact on local health care

Congress is poised to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but there are concerns over reductions to Medicaid.

Robert "Bobby" Deschampe

Campaign violation complaint against Deschampe dismissed

District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Deschampe took the oath of office on June 13, under a bit of a cloud.

Skyler Hawkins

North House's Skyler Hawkins on the Scenic Route

Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special co-host Carl Solander on the Scenic Route.

Photo by Bryan Hansel

Adventurers Dave & Amy Freeman check in on their latest projects...and a new book in the works

Explorers & adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman, who recently spent a year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, are back in Cook County for the summer. They stopped by the studio to chat with Dave about what readapting to civilization has been like, what they miss and what they don't, and much more. They're writing a book about their experience, due out this fall from Milkweed Editions.

Triple Truffle Trotters, courtesy MN State Fair

The scoop on new foods at the fair this summer...Swine & Spuds, anyone?

It's only two months away...the start of the 2017 MN State Fair. And every summer there are fun new foods to try. Dennis Larson, license administration manager for the fair, chatted with Ann Possis about this year's new foods and how they're chosen. The 2017 fair starts Aug. 24. You can find the complete list of new foods here.

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