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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.

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"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. 


County receives state health related grant

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded 39 grants to state communities to help lower the number of Minnesotans who use tobacco or who are obese or overweight. Cook County is one of the recipients under the Statewide Health Improvement Program, or SHIP.


Discussion of proposed septic ordinance on WTIP

Listen to the discussion from WTIP’s First Thursday program on the proposed county septic ordinance.

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Christmas concert

The 31st annual Christmas Concert was held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais on Dec. 6 and 7. Prior to the concert participating musicians Barb LaVigne and Philis Anderson came to the WTIP studios to play live and talk about the history of the event. WTIP will rebroadcast the full concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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