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Vladimir Yarish, master birch bark basket maker, visits The Roadhouse

Vladimir Yarish, an award-winning basket maker from Russia, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. He teaches all over the U.S., including at North House Folk School here in Grand Marais. He joined Dick in studio July 24 to talk about his craft and tell a few stories about Russia, traveling, and teaching. 

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Predicting climate change impacts on Northern Minnesota

Cook County Higher Education will be hosting a guest lecture on Thursday, July 30, at 7 pm. The lecture will be led by Dr.

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Mrs. Josephine Zimmerman and Alice LaPlante, at Chippewa City

Anishinaabe Way: Josephine Zimmerman

Josephine Zimmerman was the first person confirmed in the Chippewa Church, more formally known as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

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Artist Open House features Hazel Belvo and Marcia Cushmore

In July and August Hazel Belvo and Marcia Casey Cushmore’s latest paintings grace the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais.

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UMD farm provides 'lab' for research, learning and demonstration

The Sustainable Agriculture Project at UMD offers an experiential learning, research and demonstration farm that works with institutions and local farmers, and provides internships for students. Randel Hanson, assistant professor of geography at UMD, has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of the farm. He talked with Buck July 24 about the farm and how it brings together food, water, and energy research. You can learn more here.

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Ben Weaver in Studio A

Musician Ben Weaver circumnavigating Lake Superior by bicycle...and song

Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water. He's performing his music at many stops along the way. He spoke with Dick, and played a few tunes, during a July 24 stopover in Grand Marais. As Ben says in this interview, "Why do we have to choose between jobs and fresh water?" You can learn more about Ben and his project here.

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North Woods Naturalist: Acrobatic hummingbirds

They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about acrobatic hummingbirds.

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Cook County Local Energy Project update

 The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) recently hosted a solar workshop and tour.

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The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: Tettegouche State Park

There are eight Minnesota state parks between Gooseberry Falls and Grand Portage.

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Annual Book Sale supports Library, July 30-Aug 1

It’s books, books, books and more at the annual book sale, courtesy of the Library Friends.

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Lioness Club Annual Fish Cake Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction, July 29

Fish cakes and more this Wednesday evening courtesy of the Grand Marais Lioness Club.

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Weather looking up for the big celebration

Looks like nice weather for Fisherman’s Picnic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Breaking ground for the facility expansion

Hospital/Care Center breaks new ground

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center broke ground on their new addition. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with administrator Kimber Wraalstad.
 

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Busy Without Stress - July 25, 2015

How to navigate busy lives without stress?


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 18

Chapter 18: Ocean Crossing

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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