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School News from Cook County Middle School, April 19

Do you remember when you started middle school?  Do you remember the beginning of Jr.

Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital board continues building discussion

Building plans discussions for the hospital and care center. Reimbursement changes result in Blue Cross blues and 7th grade kids experience neat yukky stuff.

Winter forest

Have there really been other Springs like this?

Spring so far this year has been elusive to say the least. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel about where this year stacks up with previous springtimes.

Dancers in rehearsal at Art Colony. Photo: North Shore Hwy 61

Lenna Stever on Artist Open House

Lenna Stever dances, choreographs and teaches. She also loves all three. WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently visited with her for another edition of Artist Open House.


Fingerstyle guitarists Jim Ohlschmidt & Gordon Thorne play Studio A

Bob & Buck welcomed Jim Ohlschmidt and Gordon Thorne to The Roadhouse Apr. 12. Jim was in town for the third annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, a celebration of guitar that Gordon conceived and stages, with the proceeds going to WTIP. Amazing guitar work--take a listen.


North House founder Mark Hansen on learning with your hands and heart

Buck welcomed Grand Marais resident and North House Folk School founder Mark Hansen to Studio A Apr. 12. They talked about North House's philosophy of learning, how it works, and why it matters.


Local nurse Teresa Borak shares her latest medical mission to Guatemala

Bob chatted Apr. 12 with Teresa Borak of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais about her recent trip to Guatemala with the organization Partner for Surgery, which provides medical care to impoverished Guatemalans in remote locations. Teresa has been volunteering with Partner for Surgery for 10 years.

Students share their "This I Believe" essays with the YRP this week (Tony Hall/Flickr)

"This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 6

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her exploratory class.

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: April 11

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!

Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show April 11

This week on the Youth Show, we bring you more This I Believe essays, an interview with Cook County dancers about their upcoming spring recital, new editions of School News, great music and much more!

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Commissioner Martinson on administrators, budget and security

The county board held two meetings this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Bruce Martinson about hiring a county administrator, the first quarter budget and courthouse security.

Moose cow and calf.

Dr. Seth Moore: MN Zoo moose calf mortality study

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

Kathleen Atkinson

Forest Service names new regional forester

The U.S. Forest Service today has named Kathleen Atkinson as the Eastern Region’s new regional forester.

American Rivers

National river conservation group issues BWCAW warning

The non-profit American Rivers organization today called upon President Obama, Congress and Gov. Dayton to block a proposed copper nickel mine near the South Kawishiwi River by Ely.

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Mermaids do exist. Buck speaks with one on The Roadhouse

Buck chatted Apr. 5 with Linden Wolbert, who quit her full-time job a few years back to be a professional mermaid. With skills in free diving, SCUBA, and snorkeling, plus videography, it's been the perfect choice. She does everything from underwater modeling to pool parties to teaching children about ocean conservation. Check out her website here.

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