Grand Marais is now a GreenStep City

GreenStep Cities

George Wilkes is the Grand Marais GreenStep Cities co-chair. He spoke to WTIP about about how the GreenStep Cities program can help communities become more sustainable.


Spotted Knapweed

Dalmation Toadflax and Spotted Knapweed

Dalmation Toadflax and Spotted Knapweed are two major invasive species in Cook County. WTIP spoke with Angelique Edgerton of the Cook County Invasive Team to learn more.


Lake Superior

Lake Superior Flavors

Author James Norton and his wife, photographer Becca Dilley, recently put out a new book, "Lake Superior Flavors: A Field Guide to Food and Drink along the North Shore." They tell stories of


Ryan Hueffmeier

Ryan Hueffmeier of the Natural Resources Research Institute on stewardship

Ryan Hueffmeier is a junior scientist with the Natural Resources Research Institute. He came to Grand Marais, Minnesota, to conduct a workshop on vernal pools.


Join WTIP for the Radio Waves Music Festival

The Radio Waves Music Festival is coming up, September 5-7, at the Grand Marais Recreation Area.

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Grand Marais Lioness Buffet Dinner: July 30

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 Je


Buck gets ready to ride the zipline by Chris Polydoroff

Roadhouse host & avid athlete Buck Benson sets off on South American bicycle adventure

Roadhouse producer Ann Possis turned the tables on Buck to learn about his upcoming adventure biking  from the equator to the tip of South America. The trip will take 4 1/2 months and require biking 6,875 miles. You can follow Buck through his blog, and we'll also provide regular updates on The Roadhouse. 


Tune in to the Youth Show! Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show: July 24th, 2014

On this edition of the Youth Show, the theme is "change." Parks and Rec Director Dave Tersteeg discusses changing water levels on Lake Superior, students describe how it feels to change from


Cascade River

How North Shore rivers show us their geologic history

Ann Possis spoke July 25 with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history. She explained what can be seen and how that history affects these rivers today. She gave a presentation the next day at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder.


Lighthouse (Andrew Smith/flikr)

'By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior' opens July 29

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.

Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: July 26th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Vintage radio

Weekend News Roundup for July 26

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.


Tim Scannell

County Attorney found guilty in sexual misconduct case

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.


Documenting Renovation: the Bally Blacksmith Shop

Not only are renovations under way on the Bally Blacksmith Shop in Grand Marais, but the renovations and history are being documented.


Geotourism in the Heart of the Continent

‘Geotourism’ is the idea of sustainable tourism — that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations — while allowing for ways to protect a place’s characte


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