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Ojibwe Birch Bark Canoe

Points North: Talon and the Bark Canoe

Talon Stammen of Grand Forks, North Dakota was in Grand Marais recently to take a birch bark canoe-building class at the North House Folk School.  For anyone unfamiliar with the school,

Duluth International Airport expansion: rendering

Duluth airport construction will continue with FAA deal

A deal to end the two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration should mean that construction of the Duluth International Airport’s new terminal will stay on track for complet

The Sawbill Lodge Dock in the 1950's

West End News Aug. 5

Construction is nearly finished on the new, single-track mountain biking trail that begins at the Britton Peak parking lot, 2 miles north of Highway 61 on the Sawbill Trail.

Spinning reel

Local Fish Report for Friday, Aug. 5

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, fishing is what we should be doing during Fisherman’s Picnic.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack meetings scheduled -- one in Grand Portage

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack will face voters directly in public meetings next week for the first time since voting against increasing the debt limit.

North Shore Dragon Boat 2011, an i2i video

This video was produced by Patrick Knight for WTIP as part of our i2i video project that documents our community and way of life.

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BWCAW scene

Judge nixes proposed 450-foot BWCAW cellphone tower

A judge has blocked AT&T's plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Dave Tersteeg, Rec Park Manager

City Rec Park stays busy through banner summer

It's been a busy summer so far at the Grand Marais Recreation Park -- and it promises to stay that way into fall. WTIP's Jay Andersen has this interview with Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.

Water clarity testing with a secchi disk

Water quality workshops to focus on landowner participation

Water quality workshops will be offered in the county later this month.


North Woods Naturalist: Majestic Mergansers

Canoeing in the Boundary Waters will almost certainly bring you in contact with big broods of common mergansers.

Carol Christenson, National Weather Service

Stormy weather subsides and Fisherman's Picnic is looking good

Stormy weather pretty much all around us, but nothing severe and no flooding. There’s maybe a little rain in the forecast for Fisherman’s Picnic weekend.

Fires in Ontario

Fires continue in Ontario as dry weather stays on

Dry conditions and high winds are causing problems for forest firefighters in Northwestern Ontario.

Dragon Boat 2011 by Bob Pranis

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Now THIS is a cheeseburger...the Big Kahuna Donut Burger

Bob chatted July 29 with Jeffrey Brick, owner of Big Kahuna Foods and developer of the Big Kahuna Donut Burger, about his creation that will debut this summer at the New York State Fair.


Photographer Layne Kennedy on storytelling with pictures

Photographer Layne Kennedy visited with Buck July 29 while he was in Grand Marais teaching a class at North House Folk School. Learn about his approach to his craft, and about his recent book on the BWCAW, "Paddle North." Photo courtesy Layne Kennedy.

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