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.


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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.


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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.


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"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

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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. 


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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.


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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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Early weather warning system upgraded at NWS Duluth

The North Shore was hammered by rain and hail over the holiday weekend, but the latest improvements to weather radar at the National Weather Service in Duluth got the flash flood warning out sooner th


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: July 5th

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.


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Weekend News Roundup for July 5

Cook County is getting grayer, The Duluth mail processing center is again on the block, black flies may be getting worse …all this and more in this week’s news.
 


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: June 28th

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.


A benefit for Carolyn Larsen will be held on Saturday, July 12, starting at 2 p.m

Benefit for Cook County Resident Carolyn Larsen on July 12

Friends and family of Cook County resident Carolyn Larsen are hosting a benefit for her as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer.


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