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Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Yes, the Mayor is running for re-election

The City of Grand Marais Council spent Wednesday “taking care of business.” And, yes, the Mayor is running for re-election.


Former Cook County Sheriff, John Lyght

West End News: September 1

I was surprised to hear that Tom Spence, from Schroeder, has resigned as the West End representative to the board of directors of North Shore Health, also known until recently, as North Shore Hospital


Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert - August 14, 2016

The entire Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert was recorded by WTIP on August 14, 2016.


Black Bear

Local guide talks ethics of bear hunting in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the state’s black bear population is on the rise. The state’s bear hunting season opens Thursday, Sept.


Amy Grillo and Gene Lafond

Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo harmonize on Scenic Route

With a brand new album called "The Northland Sessions",  local artists Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo make their Scenic Route debut with a number of excellent original tunes. 


Director/Writer Daniel Stine

Upcoming film to shoot in Grand Marais in September

"Virginia, Minnesota" is an upcoming film from Rushaway Pictures about a group of young women who return to northern Minnesota to revisit a troubling past.


Crooked Spoon Cafe

Crooked Spoon's 10 Year Anniversary

The Crooked Spoon Cafe is celebrating 10 years of bringing unique foods to downtown Grand Marais.


Jim Wiinanen

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Being prepared for emergencies means having a plan and taking a few reasonable actions ahead of time.


Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff talks about Back to School and Labor Day

School starts and that means heightened patrols by law enforcement in the school zone. Also it’s Labor Day weekend, the last big weekend before the leaf season starts.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

It's not always cooler by the lake

Another week of nice late summer weather with a mix of sun and showers.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson about the week ahead and why


The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here


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Happy 100th to the National Park Service! Researcher discusses the intangible value of our parks

Aug. 25 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Dick spoke with Professor Michael Tarrant, who believes the parks are significant because they add to our Gross National Happiness. Tarrant studies natural resources and suggests that there are other important  indicators of social progress besides the traditional economic measures.


Rusty crayfish are a common invasive species in Cook County

The joys of eating Cook County crayfish

Some of the many lakes in Cook County have an invasive species in them known as the rusty crayfish. Amanda Weberg is the aquatic invasive species coordinator for Cook County, and she’s in c


Car radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 27

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 26

My, oh my, August along the Gunflint has almost slipped away, barely noticed. Seeing September 2016 on the horizon is hard to comprehend.


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