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Screenshot from campsite on Tuscarora Lake

Boundary Waters campsite left in 'sickening state'

A campsite on Tuscarora Lake inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was left in disarray by unruly campers.


10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival

WTIP is proud to announce the schedule of bands for the 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 8-10.

Chippewa City church

LSProject: Stories of Chippewa City

Chippewa City, a townsite just east of Grand Marais and home to the St. Francis Xavier Church, remains an important community in the history of Cook County.


NSHCF

News from the health care foundation: awards and grants

County dental care program receives an award, also gets additional funding and local agencies are awarded health care funding as well.


Jim Boyd

Great Place project seeks sustainability

The Great Place project has provided art and recreation and comfort to Cook County. Now there’s a move to make it a sustainable program.


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County supports EDA choice to sell lots for assisted living facility

In a move they hope triggers economic growth in the community, the Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed to support the potential development of an assisted living facility in Grand Marias.


The WTIP cleanup crew at the Ram Lake entry point. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

WTIP 'adopts' an entry point to the Boundary Waters

Some WTIP staff and volunteers recently made a trip up the Gunflint Trail to visit a specific entry point to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


LSProject logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: 'Body farm' finds a home near Lake Superior

Lake Superior is known for many unique features, and WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out about a recent, and strikingly unique, concept coming soon to the Big Lake. 
 


Summer in the forest

North Woods Naturalist: June and summer

June is ramping up toward full-fledged summer. Plants are flowering, trees are leafing out and insects are buzzing about.


Short-tailed shrew

North Woods Naturalist: Shrews

They’re our second smallest mammal, but they’re common, though secretive. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about shrews.


Axtell

Axtell returns to Scenic Route with "Traveler"

Axtell, the duo of Cook County native Katrina Axtell and Julain Hernandez of Argentina, return to Scenic Route to talk about their latest tours, videos, songs, and adventures.


ISD 166 campus

School Board votes against renewing contract for art instructor

The School District 166 school board met last week to consider the contract of first-year art instructor Priscilla Beck.


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Lindy Lind, wilderness survival and bushcraft instructor, stops by The Roadhouse

 North House instructor Lindy Lind joined CJ during Wooden Boat Show weekend to talk about bushcraft, wilderness survival, and building a bark canoe in six days during the show. You can learn more about Lindy and his work here.


David Cooper standing in the Paul LaPlante, North House dock

NPS archaeologist David Cooper discusses the Mackinaw boat "Paul LaPlante" built at North House

David Cooper is an archaeologist with the National Park Service. When David was posted at Grand Portage National Monument, he was instrumental in building the "Paul LaPlante," a reconstructed version of the 19th-century workboat used in the Great Lakes commercial fishing industry. He's back in Grand Marais this weekend for the North House Wooden Boat Show, where the Mackinaw boat is displayed. He chatted with Dave about why the boat is important, how it came to be, and much more.


Josephine Michener & Jerry Vandiver

Nashville performers Jerry Vandiver & Josephine Michener visit The Roadhouse

One of our favorite guests, Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver, made his annual pilgrimage to the north country, this time accompanied by fiddler Josephine Michener. They had six gigs in three days in the county, and we were lucky to get on their busy schedule. Listen for delightful, original music and fun chat. You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.


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