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Weekend News Wrap Jan. 16

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


 

The Gooneybirds live! on WTIP

 The Gooneybirds play at Papa Charlie's Friday and Saturday nights this weekend. They paid a visit to the Roadhouse on Friday night to talk about the band and play some songs.


Jean “Rudy” Perrault

UMD professor from Haiti speaks about aftermath of earthquake

Jean “Rudy” Perrault is a professor of music at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is also a native of Haiti and still has family there.


 

Cook County grad found in Colorado ski country

The body of a 19-year-old Cook County graduate who recently left the North Shore and moved in with his older brother in Colorado ski country has been found.


Jasper (Jaz) McGrath

Cook County grad missing in Colorado ski country

A 19-year-old Cook County graduate who recently left the North Shore and moved in with his older brother in Colorado ski country is missing.


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2010 Banished Words List from Lake Superior State University

Bob and Buck spoke Jan. 8 with Tom Pink of LSSU on their 2010 Banished Words list. Can you guess any? Learn more. Listen to the interview.


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NorthShore ArtScene

 Jazz pianist Chris Gillis is in town, playing at Papa Charlie's on Friday and Saturday with the Gooneybirds, the Sivertones at the Gunflint Tavern on Sunday .Listen to him and the rest of the Go


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Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken of an ice candle outside my house.


EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA struggles to pay bills

The Cook County Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, continues to face cash flow problems.  Payment of most bills is on hold right now, and no substantial income to pay operating exp


Citizen Band radio

Trail resident uses CB radio to connect folks in remote areas

Tom Bettenhausen lives half way up the Gunflint Trail and he’s been hooked on Citizens Band Radio since his teens. Now he’s using his hobby to help out in emergencies.


PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

County board hears PolyMet pitch

The United States currently imports upwards of 80 percent of its palladium/platinum, over 80 percent of its cobalt, 60 percent of its nickel and 40 percent of its copper.


Frank remembers friend and commercial fisherman Kermit Carlsen of Schroeder who passed away this past week.

West End News Jan. 13

The Birch Grove Center at Birch Grove School offers lots of events to the West End community. A great one is skating at night under the lights on the Birch Grove rink.


A wolf near Tucker Lake photographed by Fred's wife, Fran.

Wildersmith Jan. 13

Life along the upper Trail remains seasonal in one aspect and puny in another. The past week found the region again hunkered down amidst its usual sub-zero character.


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