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Staying in the present can help you reduce stress

Mindfulness as a way to manage stress in today's world

With so many terrible events happening in the world lately, it's a great time to hear from someone who can help us learn to manage our stress. Doug Kennedy is the leader of the Mindfulness in Education Initiative at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN. He talked with guest host Rae Lemke about mindfulness, what it is, and how it can help us deal with sadness and stress. 


Lake Agnes by Travis Novitsky

Why are pharmaceuticals & other chemicals found in remote MN lakes? Scientist weighs in

Pharmaceuticals and other chemicals have been found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from any land that would create runoff. Mark Ferrey, a scientist with the MN Pollution Control Agency, joined Dave to explain how this might be happening. You can learn more on the MPCA site.


"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," just out from U of MN Press

"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll" author Lisa Lunge-Larsen, illustrator Kari Vick chat with CJ

Lutsen artist Kari Vick and Duluth author Lise Lunge-Larsen are out with a wonderful new book, "Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," for kids and adults of all ages. CJ chatted with them about the book and how they collaborated to make it happen. Lise and Kari will sign copies of the book Sat., Oct. 21 at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.


Cook County Assessor Todd Smith

Assessor discusses property values in Cook County

The Cook County Commissioners approved a preliminary levy of 19.9 percent during a meeting Sept. 19.


VPC candlelight vigil 2013

October is Domestic Violence Abuse Awareness Month

The month of October has special significance for the staff and volunteers at the Violence Prevention Center.


John Morrin

Thoughts on Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 9 has been designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many municipalities and counties, including Cook County.


Make homemade rope

Who: 
Tettegouche State Park
Where: 
5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on Highway 61
When: 
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cook County Senior Center Lunch Thursday, October 19th

Where: 
Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00pm

North Country Fair

Who: 
North Country Fair
When: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Cascade Restaurant and Pub

North Country Fair - an American Roots group of Michele Miller and Brenda Benson - play at Cascade Restaurant and Pub on Saturday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Jim and Michele Miller

Who: 
Jim and Michele Miller
When: 
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Company

Jim and Michele Miller play at Voyageur Brewing Company on Saturday, October 21, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Brothers in Arms

Who: 
Brothers in Arms
When: 
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Brothers in Arms rock-n-roll band will play at Grandma Ray's on Friday, October 20, starting at 9 p.m.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 7

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Racism rears its head at ISD166. Sea lampreys are back in the news.


Book release party

Who: 
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and the SplinterTones
Where: 
Cook County Community Center 4H building
When: 
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Acoustic Grooves

Where: 
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
When: 
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A rally in Harbor Park was among the many settings where racism was discussed in Cook County. Photo by Ann Possis

Racism in Cook County: A community conversation

In recent weeks, the local school district in Grand Marais has become the focus of numerous media reports about racist bullying.


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