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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!


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News from Lutsen Town Board meeting

WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan talked with Andrew Beavers, supervisor of the Lutsen Township Board, about their most recent meeting.


Boreal chickadee

Field Notes: Boreal chickadee

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Rejean J. Deschenes on Flickr)



Field Notes: Solitary Sandpiper

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

(Photo by Jeff Bryant on Flickr)



'Empty Bowls' fundraiser offers Make-A-Bowl sessions through October 19

The Grand Marais Art Colony invites the community to participate in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser by signing up for a Make-a-Bowl session. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with artist Joan Farnam on North Shore Morning.


Sessions are Sundays at 2 pm or Mondays at 7 pm through October 19 in the clay studio, and October 27 and 28 at 6:30 pm in the glass studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony. More information and registration are available by phone at 387-2737.




Mountain Stage comes to Grand Marais September 17&18

Mountain Stage is a two hour live radio program that features a variety of musical styles…and they will be doing two shows in Grand Marais this week. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Larry Groce and Adam Harris of Mountain Stage Radio Show on North Shore Morning.
​Thursday, Sept 17 at 7 pm
Martha Scanlan | Charlie Parr | Tift Merritt
Haley Bonar | Pieta Brown
Friday, Sept 18 at 7 pm
Ron Sexsmith |Serena Ryder | Mandolin Orange
John Mark Nelson | Jimmy LaFave

For more information and tickets go to



North House Folk School celebrates fall with 'Unplugged XIV' on September 17-19

The North House Folk School's big fall event starts this week. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with the Folk School’s Matt Nesheim on North Shore Morning.


'Northern Lights' by Mary Boman

Fall events and exhibits offered at the Cross River Heritage Center

Featuring exhibits and events that capture the beauty and history of the Schroeder area, the Cross River Heritage Center is a busy place this fall.  WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with the Heritage Center’s Suzan From on North Shore Morning. 

More information about upcoming events is available online at  The Heritage Center is open daily except for Mondays through October 17.

(Photo courtesy of Cross River Heritage Center's exhibit featuring Mary Boman's 'Northern Lights')



'Russia and the Near Abroad' will be topic of September 17 Great Discussions Group

The Great Decisions discussion group covers topics related to world affairs. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with September's discussion leader, Bill Davnie, on North Shore Morning. 


This month's Great Decisions Meeting is from 12:00 to 1:30 on Thursday, September 17. Meetings are held at the Cook County Community Center at 317 5th Avenue West.  Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Books are available at the Grand Marais Public Library.  For more information contact Randy Czeswik or Diane Booth at 218-387-3015.

(Photo by Hugo on Flickr)


Kadunce River

Searching for 'river bugs' in the Kadunce River

Get a new perspective of the Kadunce River in this WTIP Community Producers feature. We’ll hear from Karen, Nick and Kent as they search for river bugs.

(Photo by Tim Schleicher on Flickr)



Walking School Bus Routes

"Walking School Bus" event scheduled for September 16

Students are returning for another school year and many will be getting there on foot or bike. WTIP volunteer LeAnn Zunker spoke with Maren Webb and Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux on North Shore Morning. 

The first Walking School Bus of the new school year is Wednesday, September 16.  More information from Maren at 387-2330 extension 110.