Mayor Larry Carlson

City starts Hwy 61 Streetscape discussions

The city begins a long and expensive Highway 61 Streetscape project with MnDot, plus councilors begin discussion of a public arts committee.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larr

Superior National Forest Update

USDA Forest Service

The Superior National Forest Update helps you keep up to date with Forest activities that you might encounter while driving, boating, or hiking in the Superior National Forest’s Tofte and Gunfli

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North House Founder Mark Hansen on Microhousing

Microhouses- homes smaller than 100 square feet, have always been a passion for Mark Hansen, one of the North House Folk School founders.

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Musician Terri Bocklund on the Scenic Route

Terri Bocklund, former artist in residence at Isle Royale National Park, joins us to talk about her new album "Of Lake and Isle", inspired by her residency.

The Grand Marais Playhouse

The Grand Marais Playhouse's Summer Production: Nana's Naughty Knickers

Yvonne Block and Jan Healy are the two main roles in an upcoming production from the Grand Marais Playhouse called "Nana's Naughty Knickers." They spoke to WTIP about performing in the c

The Forum works to protect Lake Superior. (Adam Kahtava via Flickr.)

"Water is life." Lissa Radke of the Lake Superior Binational Forum

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is made up of 12 Americans and 12 Canadians who come together to discuss water quality and award the efforts of stewardship for Lake Superior.

Kiyi setting nets

The research vessel Kiyi touches port at Grand Marais

The U.S. Geological  Survey’s research vessel, the Kiyi  pulls into port at Grand Marais between excursions out on the big lake doing fisheries research.

West End News: July 3

Commentator Bill Hansen reports on the latest West End News.


Annie Mack's powerful voice fills Studio A

Buck and Dick welcomed Annie Mack to The Roadhouse July 4. Her music mixes gospel, blues, roots, country and soul to tell rich stories. Her husband Paul O'Sullivan accompanied her on guitar. Annie performed the next evening with her entire band at the ACA in Grand Marais. You can learn more about her music here.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 4

More summer character crept into the upper Gunflint territory over the past week. The mercury, along with some nasty humidity, ascended to near 80 in places up the Trail.

Lundie Cabin

"Cabinology" Presentation and Cabin Tour in Schroeder on July 12

“Cabinology” is the topic of this Saturday’s presentation, in addition to a cabin tour hosted by the


Local writer Jim Boyd's history of Hedstrom Lumber, now celebrating its 100th year

Hedstrom Lumber Company of Grand Marais is celebrating its 100th year in business. Jim Boyd has written a wonderful history of this resilient company and family, "Sawdust in Their Blood," weaving personal stories of the Hedstroms with business and area history. He spoke with Buck July 4 about his experiences and observations researching and writing the book. "Sawdust in Their Blood" is published locally by Northern Wilds Media and can be found at local stores. 

Lutsen 99er starting line

2014 Lutsen 99er bike race brings more riders than ever

Last weekend marked the 4th Annual Lutsen 99er mountain bike race, a 99-mile event for all skill levels circling around the back roads of Cook County and Highway 61.

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Co-op Update: July 7

WTIP spoke with Jennifer Stoltz, the general manager of the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op about upcoming classes that will be offered in the month of July.

Planked trout

Cook County Historical Society Planked Trout Dinner, Saturday July 12

On Saturday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m, the Cook County Historical Society is hosting a planked trout dinner as a fundraiser for the museum.

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