Community & Culture

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National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave & Amy Freeman are starting their next adventure, Paddle to DC, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness of threats posed by proposed mining near the BWCAW. They spoke with Dick Aug. 22 about their trip, what they...


Farmland

Dr. Justin Andrew Johnson, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at the Institute on the Environment, spoke with Dick Aug. 22. His latest study shows that by limiting agricultural expansion to certain key global regions, the growing need for food can be met, and more carbon can be...


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Dave TerSteeg spoke with Erin Stojan Ruccolo, director of electricity markets for Fresh Energy, about various aspects of generating solar energy in Minnesota, including community solar, setting an actual monetary value for solar, and the solar array that Great River Energy has proposed for the...


Pete Kavanaugh

Bob Carter & Dick Swanson welcomed local musician Pete Kavanaugh to Studio A Aug. 15 for fun conversation and great tunes. You can learn more about Pete and his music here.

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Dick talked with Dr. Miriam Tatzel, a psychologist at Empire State College in New York, about why true happiness involves personally fulfilling activities and social relationships more than the pursuit of money and possessions...and how this happens to be better for the environment,  too....


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Ann Possis & Roger Linehan hosted The Sweet Papa Dave Band in studio Aug. 8 for high-energy, original music that will get you out of your chair. The band, David Hart on guitar, Keith Manske on bass, Randy Mickelberg on guitar,...


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Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jerry Vandiver stopped by The Roadhouse Aug. 8 with his guitar to chat and play a few tunes, including what he calls paddling music. His new CD, "Every Scratch Tells a Story," features one he wrote about our town, "In Grand Marais." He was in...


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Ann chatted Aug. 8 with Mary Relindes Ellis, author of "The Bohemian Flats,"a novel set in a vibrant immigrant enclave in Minneapolis in the early 20th century. The book is rich in historical detail as well as a fascinating story of a family who moves from Germany to America. You can...


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Dick & Ann welcomed the band Floydian Slip (Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; Andy Noyes, guitar; and Jeff Kriner, drums)  to Studio A Aug. 1 for fun conversation and great original music & covers. They were in town to play two shows at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can...



Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, interpretive naturalist, with this week’s edition of the...
Mushrooms (variety of Amanita muscaria)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


Orion and Sirius (David Joly /Flikr)

Deane Morrison is a science writer...


Roy, Herb, Wes, Andrew and Andy Hedstrom
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's...
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Buff Orpington
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where change is not only in the air, but in the bird nests as well....
Rose Hips
The Wildersmith two are back in the woods. After a swell time with our daughter in Iowa,...

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Wilderness...
Ahmed Samatar, PhD
Cook County is offering a couple of interesting and free workshops this week about restoring and...
Black Bear
The Gunflint north reaches mid-August after having recorded another spectacular weather week. Most...
April Knight celebrates her arrival at York Factory on Hudson Bay
On Tuesday, August 11th, April Knight walked into the Sawbill store.  April had...

Welcome back to Magnetic North where wildflower colors shift rapidly now from the predominant...



The second weekend of this new month found our part of the world leaning toward the dry side of the...