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Calling all artists! There’s funding for new artwork at the Grand Marais Public Library, and North Shore Morning host, Mary Manning, spoke with Steve Harsin of the library to...

Fishcakes will be just one of the menu items at this Wednesday’s Grand Marais Lioness Club’s annual buffet dinner. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with Katie Anderson and Jean Spry of the Grand Marais Lioness Club on North Shore Morning.

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Cook County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the museum:  “By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior” opens today at 8 South Broadway in Grand Marais. Before a highway made the North Shore accessible to automobiles, people came to Cook County by boat. The exhibit...

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Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories. A proposed mine bridge poses challenges for MnDOT, the state’s wolf season has been set as well as the deer season – bucks only --…all this and more in this week’s...
Tim Scannell
After three full days of testimony, a jury of nine men and three women has returned a verdict of guilty in the sexual misconduct trial of Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell. Scannell was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a...

Not only are renovations under way on the Bally Blacksmith Shop in Grand Marais, but the renovations and history are being documented.  WTIP volunteer Randy Eastlund spoke with Leah Thomas and Michael McHugh of the Cook County Historical Society.

The Cook County Historical...
Library Friends hosts an annual book sale every Fisherman's Picnic
Every year during Fisherman's Picnic, the Library Friends have a large book sale at the Cook County Community Center. WTIP spoke with Library Friends board member, Duane Hasegawa about the event, which starts with a special member-only preview sale on Thursday, July 31, and continues through...

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Vintage radio
Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories. A proposed mine bridge poses challenges for MnDOT, the state’s wolf season has been set as well as the...
Book discussion group
At last count there are over a dozen book groups meeting on a regular basis in Cook County. That’s a lot of readers reading and discussing what they’re reading.

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