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News and information, interviews, weather, upcoming events, music, school news, and many special features. North Shore Morning includes our popular trivia question - Pop Quiz! The North Shore Morning program is the place to connect with the people, culture and events of our region!


What's On:

'Porcelain' class offered at Grand Marais Art Colony, October 10-12

‘Porcelain’ is a ceramics class offered through the Grand Marais Art Colony in October. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson talked with instructor David Voorhees about this class on North Shore Morning. 

Porcelain with David Voorhees
October 10 - 11 & 12
Grand Marais Art Colony



'Office Hours' provide assistance for WTIP Community Producers

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a WTIP volunteer producer, you’re welcome to stop by the station for more information on Wednesday evenings through October. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Patrick Knight and Deb Benedict on North Shore Morning. 


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: 50 Years on Mic Mac Lake

Mic Mac Lake is a remote lake within Tettegouche State Park. Along its shore are a group of log buildings that used to be known as the “Tettegouche Camp.”  For 50 years this camp was the property of a wealthy businessman named Clement Quinn. WTIP's Martha Marnocha took a walking tour of the Camp with Park Naturalist Kurt Mead to learn more about the history of this special place.

For more photos of Clement Quinn and Teddy, the Moose, view photo slideshow.




Cook County Youth Agency Coalition offers a variety of activities

New day care opportunities, a trip to Glensheen, Youth in Government and more; all through the Cook County Youth Agency Coalition (CCYAC).  WTIP’s Jana Berka spoke with director Jaye White on North Shore Morning.



School News from Oshki Ogimaag: September 29

Biidaash reports the latest School News.



Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Sportsmen's Banquet set for October 10

An evening of games, raffles, prizes and dinner are part of the Sportsmen’s Banquet on October 10. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with banquet coordinator Stephanie Radloff on North Shore Morning. 

The event is October 10 at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Reservations for dinner needed by Wednesday October 7.  More information and reservations with Stephanie at 387-3151.


Marcia Hyatt

'Best of Ourselves' podcast has new home

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and live coach and long time contributor to WTIP.  Her weekly series, 'Best of Ourselves', is now available as a podcast and has its own website.  North Shore Weekend host CJ Heithoff learns how the series is growing and changing in this interview.



CCLEP shares news: solar get-together, commercial LEDs and energy audits

Local solar, efficiencies in lighting and home energy, all good news from the Cook County Local Energy Project. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Virginia Danfelt of CCLEP on North Shore Morning.



Hunger Awareness in Cook County

Are you concerned your food might run out? Not able to afford a balanced meal? In Cook County you are not alone. 
WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with financial assistance supervisor Alison McIntyre on North Shore Morning. More information about assistance programs from Cook County Public Health and Human Services at 387-3620.



Superior National Forest Update: September 25

Hi.  I’m Suzanne Cable, assistant district ranger for recreation and Wilderness on the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts, with this week’s edition of the National Forest Update  -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of the Forest. For the week of September 25th, here’s what’s going on in the Forest.
Rain, rain is what has been going on in the Forest the last two days.  This is great as far as plants preparing for winter and for keeping fire danger low, but this much rain can be hard on roads. Keep an eye out for water across roads that may soften road surfaces or cause you to hydroplane.  There could even be washouts in some areas, though we’ve had no reports of any at this point.  The rain is also hard on the fall colors, knocking leaves down before colors really get a chance to start.  Some drier weather and some cooler nights are what is needed to kick start color change, and this weekend might be perfect.
There are a number of logging operations that will have trucks hauling timber this week.  On the Tofte District, you may encounter trucks on the Wanless Road near Elixer Lake, the Sawbill Landing Road near Sawbill Landing, both the Four Mile Grade and the Grade, and on the Honeymoon Trail near White Pine Lake.
On the Gunflint District, watch out for trucks on the Murmur Creek Road, Caribou Trail, Bally Creek Road, Greenwood and Old Greenwood Roads, Firebox Road, Shoebox Lake Road,  the South Brule River Road, the Lima Grade, and the Gunflint Trail.  That’s a lot of work being done!  In addition to work and trucks, you can expect to see more personal vehicles in the woods as well.  There are both fall color enthusiasts and hunters out driving, so watch for slow moving and parked vehicles.  If you are slow moving yourself, keep an eye behind you and pull over in safe places to let others pass if they want to drive faster.
Speaking of hunting, there are many hunters who will be using ATVs and OHVs.  The maps showing roads on which you can drive your ATV are reprinted each year with some revisions.  If you are using a 2014 map, you should stop at a Forest Service office and pick up a free copy of the current map.
The North Shore Drive on Highway 61 got some national attention recently as the National Forest Foundation listed it third in nation for fall colors.   So, it may be time to turn off the computer, phone, and television, and get outdoors for a drive, or a hike, or to go hunting, fishing, or camping.  Get out and enjoy the fall.  Until next week, this has been Suzanne Cable with the Superior National Forest Update.