Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Weekend Outdoors

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


Ed Wood Jr., WW II veteran, to appear on PBS special about veterans and their war experiences

Ed Wood Jr., World War II veteran, spoke with Buck and Bob Nov. 6 about his war experiences and how they affected the rest of his life. Listen to the interview.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse centennial and Edmund Fitzgerald commemoration

Lee Radzak, historic site manager for Split Rock Lighthouse, joined Roger Linehan and Ann Possis Oct. 30 to discuss the Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting as well as the upcoming centennial of the lighthouse in 2010. Learn more  Listen to the interview.

Cinderella and mice

Playhouse presents Cinderella

Fairytales really do come true…or at least they will this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The Grand Marais Playhouse is presenting a special production of Cinderella starring local young people. 

don lessard

NorthShore ArtScene Dec. 5

Don Lessard's painting of a basket of tomatoes is one of many works at the Holiday Art Underground show at Betsy Bowen's Studio.

City Mayor Sue Hakes

City breathes easier with further state cuts off table in 2009

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not unallot December local government aid payments, he said in a letter sent Tuesday afternoon to city and county leaders. He said his administration intends to work with the Legislature “to formulate budget cuts that can be promptly enacted when the Legislature convenes in February.”


Sue Leaf, author of "The Bullhead Queen," chats about her new book

Bob and Buck talked with Sue Leaf Oct. 23. She's the author of "The Bullhead Queen: A Year on Pioneer Lake,"  a collection of meditations on places she sees every day on Pioneer Lake near Center City, Minnesota. Listen to the interview.

Ole & Lena

"Coffee, Kringla, Ole & Lena: Samples from Scandinavian America" screened at NHFS

"Coffee, Kringla, Ole, & Lena: Samples from Scandinavian America" is a light-hearted educational exploration of contemporary Scandinavian America. William Beyer, former education, collections, and  programs director for the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, spoke with Buck and Bob Oct. 16 about the film and its screening at North House Folk School.

Our Neck of the Woods

"Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota's Wild Places," new from U of MN Press

Dan Philippon, editor of "Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota's Wild Places," joined the Roadhouse hosts to talk about his new book and why it's important to appreciate and preserve our wild places. Learn more about the book. Listen to the interview.


U of MN team competes in Solar Decathlon to design energy-efficient home

Ann Johnson, faculty advisor to the U of MN student team competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, talked with Buck and Bob Sept. 25 about the project. For more information about the Solar Decathlon, go to  Listen to the interview.


Federal fire grant program may continue

The Fire Grants Reauthorization Act recently passed the U.S. House with strong bipartisan support.  The bill extends two grant programs that help fire departments pay for training, equipment, vehicles, and personnel. 


City park board sets 2010 rates

Members of the Grand Marais Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and to set park fees and camping rates for next year. Daily rates throughout the Rec Park for 2010 will see little change from 2009.


Weekend News Wrap Dec. 5

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. to hear the Wrap live or visit our website and listen at your convenience or subscribe to a podcast. 

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