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Chris Holm
Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with the Fattenin' Frogs as well as solo. He talks with Will Moore ahead of his show at Papa Charlie's Monday Night Songwriter Series about recording...
The Thunderheads in Studio A

Regular musical guests The Thunderheads made a return appearance recently on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Listen for great original tunes as well as covers. The Thunderheads are: Steve Blexrud, guitar; Craig Paquette, guitar; Don Blue, bass; and Bill Boyce, percussion. Learn more about...


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What with the Perseids happening now, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, we checked in with a favorite regular guest, astronomer Bob King of Astrobob fame. He gives great tips for observing the eclipse safely. Do NOT look directly at...


Lindsay Gault, taking a break from his epic bike ride

Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. He's a friend of local cyclist/adventurer/former Roadhouse host Buck Benson, and stopped in Grand Marais to visit. CJ sat...


Black River Revue in Studio A

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue, from Duluth and Superior, made a delightful return appearance on The Roadhouse. Listen for great original tunes and news of their upcoming CD release and tour this fall. Black River Revue is Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian...


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Elements is a new series produced in conjunction between WTIP and North House Folk School exploring...
Slug on a tomato!
For anyone who gardens, slugs can be a frustrating summer pest. In this feature, WTIP commentators...
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region on Flickr)
In Cook County we have three species of non-invasive freshwater mussels. In this first part of a...
Northern Gardening


Hi.  I’m Amy Wilfahrt, fisheries biologist for the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts...
Northern Gardening


Hi.  I’m Frances Meger, seasonal naturalist with the Superior National Forest with the...

The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999...


Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Hummingbird
As August passed the halfway mark on the calendar, our north woods splendor has extended into yet...
Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom with Aren and Freja
Congratulations are due to the Tofte family this week. Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom, along with...
The wonderful new sign at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, as mentioned by Wildersmith last week.
Lest WTIP listener/readers think I might have slipped and hit my head while scribing the news last...

If you spend time along the north shore of Lake Superior, chances are you’ve tried your...


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It’s been delightful along the Gunflint if one is partial to 80 degrees and a beastly sun...
A lovely young buck was spotted on Moose Pond Road this week.
Summer is humming along out Gunflint way. With month seven on its last legs and August pushing the...


I am sad to report this week that the West End has lost one of its fixture members. Mike...

Another superior weather week along the Gunflint is into the books. Heading into the final stanza...