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courtesy Patrick Scully

Minneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully has created and performs a one-man show about the life and times of Walt Whitman. It's called "Leaves of Grass--Illuminated," features Whitman's poetry, and addresses his reality as a gay man in the mid-1880s. Patrick was in town to...


Skyler Hawkins
Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special co-host Carl Solander on the Scenic...
Photo by Bryan Hansel

Explorers & adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman, who recently spent a year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, are back in Cook County for the summer. They stopped by the studio to chat with Dave about what readapting to civilization has been like, what they miss and what...


Triple Truffle Trotters, courtesy MN State Fair

It's only two months away...the start of the 2017 MN State Fair. And every summer there are fun new foods to try. Dennis Larson, license administration manager for the fair, chatted with Ann Possis about this year's new foods and how they're chosen. The 2017 fair starts Aug. 24....


Axtell
Axtell, the duo of Cook County native Katrina Axtell and Julain Hernandez of Argentina, return to Scenic Route to talk about their latest tours, videos, songs, and adventures. They arrive ahead of the release show of their second EP "Traveler" at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand...
Rick Sturm Cook County Recycling Center
Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson...
Johnson Heritage Post
Assistant County Attorney Jeanne Monson leaves Grand Marais with the Flame of Hope
The North Shore welcomed the Flame of Hope Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June...
Chippewa City church
Chippewa City, a townsite just east of Grand Marais and home to the St. Francis Xavier Church,...
Moon, with the constellation Auriga
Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota....

Hi. I’m Tom McCann, resource information specialist, on the Superior National Forest,...
Summer in the forest
June is ramping up toward full-fledged summer. Plants are flowering, trees are leafing out and...

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...
Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center had an interesting visitor this week.
Blessings from the heavens have been raining down on the territory as I begin keying this...

With the solstice comes the true arrival of summer. And with summer comes an array of outdoor...
Lilacs are blooming in some areas, but not the Wildersmith yard yet.
It’s hard to imagine June is half gone, and by the next time we meet on the radio the Summer...

Clare Shirley's West End News is a weekly feature on WTIP. Clare is a fifth-generation...
The loon egg that did not successfully hatch is being sent to Cornell University.
With official summer only 12 days away, the territory got a warm preview last weekend. Wilderness...
Loren Acton

Meeting new people is one of my favorite parts of the summer visitor season. With a wide array...


Chik Wauk has been enjoying watching loons like this one.
The last hurrah of winter has now evaporated from this neighborhood. It took the better part of...

For many west enders, summer means swimming in the Temperance River. While the river is...