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Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Maria Nickolay of Hovland stopped by Studio A Oct. 30 with her guitar and gorgeous voice. She played several original tunes and talked about the album she's currently working on.


Why do we like to be scared? Sociologist & fear expert weighs in

On the day before Halloween we were wondering.....why do we enjoy being scared? Dr. Margee Kerr, a sociologist, teacher, and researcher, has been studying fear for years, and chatted with Dick about the science and physiology of fear. Learn more about Margee and her research here.

Grand Marais continues to learn place and value of vacation rentals

The issue of vacation-rental properties in Grand Marais has been a hot topic of discussion this year. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs takes a closer look at this issue. 

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for October 30

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

The Fomalhaut System {NASA/P Kalas via Flickr}

Northern Sky: October 31

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

New EDA Board Member Carol Mork.

New board member appointed to EDA

The Cook County Commissioners appointed a new member to the EDA Board this week. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with members of the EDA Board about this change.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: October 30

The Gunflint October is idling in neutral as month eleven is about to slip into gear.

Sonny Meyers

Anishinaabe Way: The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, Part 2

Article 11 of the Treaty of 1854 provides for the retained rights to hunting, fishing and gathering of resources in lands ceded by Anishinaabe tribes in 1854.

Superior National Forest Update: October 30

Hi.  I’m Chris Beal, wildlife biologist for the Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts, with a Halloween edition of the National Forest Update  -  information on conditions affecting

Lake trout

Friday Fish Report for October 30

Only a few anglers continue to fish with some limited walleye success reported, although no specific lakes have been noted. Lake Trout season resumes December 1.

Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: October 29

Keenan and Sylvia report the latest School News.

Trick or Treat

Halloween could be a little damp, but not too chilly

According to the National Weather Service, there may be a little rain on Halloween, but the temperatures will be pretty nice.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Vacation rentals on city council docket

Vacation rentals in city areas zoned as residential. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux about current and future vacation rental actions

Adult female rusty blackbird

Field Notes: Rusty blackbird

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00 from April through October. Support for 


West End News: October 29

The umpteenth annual Lutefisk and Ham Dinner at Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, from 5-7 pm.  This very popular fundraiser has deep roots, going back to the

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