Community & Culture

Milt Powell
Milt Powell grew up on the Canadian side of Saganaga Lake on what was once known as "Powell's Bay." In this segment he tells a family moose tale about his dad, Mike Powell, and his uncle, Frank Powell, shares his experience working for the gold prospector Benny Ambrose on Ottertrack...
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Twin Cities-based band The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette, & Don Blue) visited The Roadhouse Feb. 27 before their appearance at the Tavern. Listen for fun conversation and great music. You can learn more about the band...


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Recently the NY Attorney General's office uncovered what seemed to be widespread fraud in the dietary supplement industry, accusing four big retailers of selling supplements that were either contaminated or didn't contain what was listed on the label. So how do we know who to trust? Lisa...


DJ Beavstar
Andrew Beavers is the DJ at Papa Charlie's during their dance parties every Thursday night during winter. For this edition of the Local Music Project, Will sits down for an interview and short live set with Andrew during a Third Thursday...
Northern Lights on the Gunflint by Bryan Hansel

Recently the Cook County board voted to keep two proposed MN/DOT towers short enough so they wouldn't have to be lighted, and Cook County is one of the darkest locations in the lower 48 states. John Barentine, program director of the International Dark...



Chapter 4, Part 1: Eyes in the Darkness


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Chapter 3: The Farm

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Teague Alexy & Marc Gartman were in town to play the Gun Flint Tavern and stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 13. Listen for great tunes and fun conversation, including info on more upcoming appearances on the north shore.

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Cross country skiing

Jan Horak of Tofte, who with his wife Kathy owns and runs Cobblestone Cabins, is a veteran cross-country skier about to ski his 36th Birkebeiner this year. He stopped by Studio A Feb. 13 to share delightfully random stories about the race and the characters he's met there. You can learn more...


Ice in Sea Cave
Mid-winter is a time to check in on progress toward spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with...

With everything frozen up, birds and mammals can have a difficult time finding water....


Ultraviolet Saturn (NASA, Hubble, 2003 /Flikr)
Deane Morrison is a science writer...
Walter Bunn
In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ted Young recalls Walter...
Governor Preus with his wife, Idella, and sons Robert and Jack at the Gunflint Lake cabin
In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Dan Preus, grandson of...
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...
Saint Urho driving the grasshoppers out of Finland. Good reason to celebrate!
On Tuesday, Mar. 10, the townships of Schroeder, Tofte and Lutsen will hold their elections and...
Sunny's "Min-Pin"
Is it possible that owls have a sense of humor, especially when it involves waking a hyperactive...
This is what happens when you drive on snow-covered back roads in cold weather
Birch Grove Community School in Tofte held a well attended public meeting last week. The entire...

Our third stanza of February is complete, and we round the bend in this short month with the...


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It’s that time year again for the kindergarten round-up at Birch Grove Community School in...
Pine Grosbeak

Fresh snow has re-dressed the upper Gunflint. A welcome dose of fluff arrived last weekend,...


The Lutsen music scene makes statewide waves
The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Cook and Lake counties are sponsoring a community...
Doak Walker

As the full moon of February lit up our lives through this first week, Old Man Winter took a...