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Great (and unusual) new foods at the MN State Fair this year!

The MN State Fair just announced new foods for this summer's fair, including Snicker Bar salad, deep-fried ribs, and walleye-stuffed mushrooms. Dennis Larson, the lucky guy who gets to choose the new offerings, chatted with Dick about all things food at the fair. You can see the mouth-watering complete list here. This year's fair runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 7. Photo courtesy MN State Fair.


Moments in Time: Along Highway 61

The North Shore's Highway 61 hasn't always followed its current route.  In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Barbara Livdahl of Schroeder recalls the


Variety of summer activities offered at North House Folk School

The next few months will offer lots of events and activites at North House Folk School.


Willie Waldman

Jazz trumpeter Willie Waldman rocks The Roadhouse

Willie Waldman brought a few friends, Clint Wagner on guitar and Tofte-ite Bill Hansen on dobro, to our Wooden Boat Show broadcast to play great jazz and spin a few yarns. Willie and Clint were just back from a week-long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. You can learn more about Willie and his music here.


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Judy Zugish marries cultivation and craft in her work

Judy Zugish, a professional nurseryman and basketmaker, combines her two passions as a teacher of basketmaking. She talked with Dick at the Wooden Boat Show live from North House about her craft and the classes she teaches. You can learn more about Judy here.


GM Playhouse production "Eleemosynary" opens June 25

‘Eleemosynary’ – a production of the Grand Marais Playhouse – is about the relationship of 3 generations of women.  WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Jackson Nicko


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Former North House intern Angela Robins studies traditional Japanese boatbuilding

Angela Robins, former intern at North House, was back in town to speak at the Wooden Boat Show about Japanese boatbuilding, which she observed and studied along with researcher/boatbuilder Douglas Brooks. She spoke with Dick June 19 at the live remote broadcast of The Roadhouse from the North House campus. Angela currently works with Urban Boatbuilders in St. Paul, and you can learn more about her here.


Maria Nickolay

Maria Nickolay brings original music, gorgeous voice to Studio A

Local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay stopped by Studio A June 12 to share original music, as well as stories about past and upcoming mission trips to Ireland and other locales. 


Hand-made rug by Lucy Caribou of Grand Marais, MN

Anishinaabe Way: Gloria Martineau, Part 2

Grand Portage band member Gloria Martineau was born and raised in the town of Grand Marais, MN.


Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival begin June 19 at North House

It's the weekend of the longest day of the year and North House Folk School is celebrating with their annual Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival.