Community & Culture

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WTIP Program Director Matthew Brown had a goal of sailing 50,000 miles by the time he was 50. He just completed the last 3,000 miles, on a sailing adventure from the north coast of Africa to Antigua, sailing with an organization called the Jubilee...


Dave on the drums
Artist Open House is a place where creative people talk about their work in their own words. Not just what they do, but why and what inspires them to continue.

David MacLean taught biology at Youngstown State University, with a special interest in lepidoptery. He has also played...
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Jim & Michele Miller, a husband-wife duo from Hovland, play beautiful music together. They stopped by The Roadhouse Jan. 2 on their way to a gig in Tofte. 

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Local bluesman Gordon Thorne stopped by Studio A Jan. 9 to talk about the guitar workshops he's offering at Moondance Coffeehouse in Lutsen, Tuesdays through March from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to learn to play or just enjoy the music. And mark your calendar for this year's...


Mike Keyport
Mike Keyport is a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa and is the great-grandson of John Beargrease, the legendary North Shore mail carrier. Mike is also a member of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Board of Directors, and is currently gearing up for the start of the 2015 race.
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Louise Thomas in front of Roy Thomas' work
Louise Thomas is the owner of the Anisnabae Art Gallery in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In this segment Louise talks about the recent expansion of the gallery, which has moved into a new space around the corner. She also describes the beginnings of the Woodland style of art and the generations of artists...
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Roadhouse producer Ann Possis put host Buck Benson in the guest seat Jan. 2 for a conversation about his recent bicycle adventure through South America--a 6,875-mile journey that took 4 1/2 months. Hear what it was like,  his biggest challenges and joys, and what he learned and took away...


Wolf tracks in the snow

Longtime Duluth News Tribune editor/writer Sam Cook joined Buck last week to talk about everything from wolves and moose to local adventurers and the changing ways we engage with the outdoors. It's a great wrap-up of 2014 and look to the year ahead.

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Primary Care
Artist Open House is a place where creative people talk about their work in their own words. Not just what they do, but why and what inspires them to continue.

Jo Wood moved away from Cook County nine years ago. Jo does more than stitch with beads -- she paints with beads. The long...
A Winter Day in Norway by Fritz Thaulow, 1886
This winter is a whole lot different from last year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with...
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Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, interpreter on the Gunflint and Tofte districts of the...
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...
Billy Magee with Ernest Oberholtzer
Ernest Oberholtzer was a quiet man who lived most of his life on an island in Rainy Lake. He is...
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...

Take a walk on a frozen stream in mid winter with Gus and his dog, Maggie.

You can...
Sleeping Dogs during the Beargrease

Chapter two of the New Year is at hand. It hardly seems right the...



Boot Hockey is back at Birch Grove again this year.  The popular tournament is still open for...

Deep in the dark and cold of mid-winter, Sunny dreams of the lush and beautiful garden...
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Great leadership has both warmth and strength.  To influence, start with the...
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We can support ourselves in changing behavior by changing the environment.  Don't want to...
Pine Marten in Feeder

January continues slipping away. As the days have flown by,...


Higher education for everyone who wants it?
Live musical performance has become a routine, almost nightly, event in Cook County.  The West...