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2014 Summer Solstice Pageant at North House Folk School

Each year the Good Harbor Hill Players host a summer solstice pageant at North House Folk School on the Harbor in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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Summer Performances Planned for the North Shore Community Swing Band

The North Shore Community Swing Band will be performing in the area this summer. WTIP's Mary Manning spoke with Kathy Bolstad about how the band has evolved in addition to future plans. 


 

French Voyageur music live from the Wooden Boat Show at North House

Tom Van Cleve (fiddle) and Ken McMillan (guitar) braved chilly conditions to make some great toe-tappin' music June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show at North House, where The Roadhouse was broadcasting


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Dan Blessing on his trip from Lake Superior to the Pacific in a birch bark canoe

Dan Blessing and his canoe partner Mark Vangrinsven paddled nearly 4,000 miles from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean in a birch bark canoe they built themselves. Buck spoke with Dan June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show down on harborside North House campus about how they did it, what they carried and ate, and lots more, including the special recipe for birch bark canoe sealant made with bear fat. You can read more at their website here.


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Happenings at the Senior Center

There's always events going on at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais, and Warren Andersen and Bill Shaffer, members of the Council on Aging, talked to WTIP about some of the summer activit


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Guided Walking Tours of the Grand Marais Harbor

This summer, the Cook County Historical Society is offering guided walking tours of the Grand Marais. WTIP talked to Molly Hoffman, the tour guide, about these walks.


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Grand Portage National Monument Update: June 20

Karl Koster is a ranger at the Grand Portage National Monument. He talked to WTIP about some of the events taking place at the monument this summer.


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Cook County Invasives Team Update: June 23

WTIP got an update from Angelique Edgerton, the Cook County Invasive Team's Coordinator about upcoming events with team, and how to stop the spread of Dalmation Toadflax.


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Julie Buckles tells of her 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon in a canoe she & her husband built themselves

In 1999, Julie Buckles and her new husband built a wood and canvas canoe and set off on a 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon on the Voyageur Highway from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake. She recently wrote a book about their adventure, "Paddling to Winter," available in bookstores and online. Julie spoke with Dick June 20 live at the North House Wooden Boat Show on the harbor.


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Anishinaabe Way: Ira Jourdain

Red Lake tribal member Ira Jourdain is the father of four children. He works with Native fathers and their families on issues such as


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Local writer Andy Keith on his three-watershed canoe adventure

Local writer Andy Keith paddled downstream through the three different watersheds that originate in northern Minnesota. He joined Dick live at the North House Wooden Boat Show June 20 to talk about his adventure and give a little preview of his next day's presentation. The book he wrote about this experience, "Afloat Again, Adrift" is available on Amazon.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 20

Weather’s been nippy and wet over the past few days, but that’s how it is out this way sometimes.


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Field Notes: Black-Billed Cuckoo, Redstart, Vireo and Chipping Sparrow

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Summer Naturalist Programs offered through the Superior National Forest

Cascade Lodge, Bluefin Bay, the Grand Marais Recreation Area… these are just a few locations where the Forest Service hosts programs to help you get to know your surroundings.  WTIP volunt


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Semi-summer weather slated for North Shore

Not a whole lot of sunshine and summer weather in the forecast, but at least not so much rain. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Dean Melde of the National Weather Service in Duluth.


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