Community & Culture

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Bob Carter & Dick Swanson were delighted to welcome Pat Donohue, one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world, to Studio A Sept. 12. Pat is the guitarist for the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band of MPR's A Prairie Home Companion, and was in town to play North House's Unplugged...


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Dick spoke Sept. 12 with Dave Zumeta, executive director of the MN Forest Resources Council, and Shawn Perich, member representing game species management, about the council, what it does, and how it affects our forests and businesses locally. The council is meeting Sept. 17 at North House Folk...


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Ann Possis had the chance to speak with Minnesota author Lorna Landvik recently about her new book, "Best to Laugh."  It's loosely based on her real-life experiences living in Hollywood and being a comedian, and in this interview she shares stories from her time there. Lorna...


Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

Rich Mattson and his band the North Stars (Germaine Gemberling, Eli Bissonett, and Russell Bergum) dropped by The Roadhouse Sept. 5 on their way to play Radio Waves later that evening. Listen for wonderful original music. You can learn more about Rich's music...


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Anna Steel is trust and safety operations manager in Europe for Airbnb, and she's based in Dublin. Airbnb is a new way for people to offer and book unique lodging accommodations all over the world. She chatted with Dick Sept. 5 about how it works, why people like it, and what her role is in...


Dick & Ann welcomed local musicians John Gruber (guitar) and Max Bichel (violin) to Studio A Aug. 29 for fun conversation and delightful music. They were both scheduled to play a few times at this year's Radio Waves music festival. 

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Marc Hosmer is executive director of Urban Boatbuilders, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that works with schools, community organizations, and correction facilities to help young people learn craftsmanship and social skills through building boats. He spoke with Dick Aug. 29 from the State Fair, where...


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Cartoonist Bill Barnes chatted with Ann Possis Aug. 29 about what's so special about cartooning, how the Web has changed the business, how people can get into it, and lots more. He was in Grand Marais Sept. 4 to teach a two-hour class at the Grand Marais library. Check out  his comic...


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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...


Broad-winged Hawk Migration (Buteo platypterus)

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


Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

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



Hi.  I’m Jon Benson, Recreation Specialist on the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts,...
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...
Dunraven Pass and Mount Washburn
Gus relates experiences while working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park.
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Who would have thought that I’d be scribing a weekly news column following my retirement...

The Cook County Comprehensive Land Use Plan is an important set of guidelines that determines what...

The final countdown of summer is on both here in the wilderness and all over the country for that...

 
A study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health has found that 10 percent of...
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...