AEOA has adult education and job skills offices throughout the Arrowhead region, including Grand Marais.

AEOA reopens job skills office in Grand Marais

This winter the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency continues to offer bus rides around the county as well as energy and weatherization assistance. It has also recently re-opened its adult education and job skills office in Grand Marais with Dawn Byholm as employment counselor and adult basic education instructor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen interviewed Dawn.


The Nylons

NorthShore ArtScene Dec. 19

The Nylons brought the house down at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Sunday with a 2.5. hour high-energy concert. This was the last stop in their 2009 tour, and they seemed to enjoy performing for "Grand Maraisians" as much as we loved the show.


Levi Shiels, left, and Johnny Vander Heiden, right, of Ms. Brandt's class enjoy popcorn and apples for snack.

Sawtooth snack success noticed

Sawtooth Elementary and Cook County Schools Health Council were highlighted with a “success story” in a recent report to the Minnesota Department of Health.  The December report is an update on the status of the State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant in Northeast Minnesota.


Weekend News Wrap on WTIP

Weekend News Wrap Dec.19

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 Old Ones........The Pines

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This is the first image I will present to you. Though many of you have seen it before, it seems appropriate that this be the cornerstone of my new photo project with WTIP, and I hope you enjoy it. It’s one of my most beloved subjects.


Fiber optic cable

Broadband funding begins to roll out; local grant delayed

The White House announced that $182 million in stimulus funds from the federal government designated for broadband internet were dispensed on Thursday, Dec. 17. Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement in the rural town of Dawsonville, Ga.


D.R. Miller

A Scary Night in the BWCAW

D. R. Miller of Iowa City, Iowa is a WTIP listener-member who keeps in touch with the news in the North Woods. Recently, he read a story in the Duluth News-Tribune about Tim Kedrowski whose trail camera photographed an unusual seven-foot-tall creature near Remer. The Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Research Team verified it as a "Bigfoot." That reminded D.R.


Devil Track Lake by Don Davison

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to North Shore Weekend from 7-10 Saturday mornings on WTIP to listen to Larry live, download and listen at your convience, or subscribe to a podcast. This segment aired on Dec. 12.


Vicki longs for a healthy blanket of snow….hauling water to the barn gets easier when she can put her kick sled to use!

Magnetic North Dec.17, 2009: My winter drinking problem :)

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where we stagger toward Christmas week over frozen clods of mud and, alas, no measurable snow.


The Johnson family has a wonderful display of lights in the West End--just up the Cramer Road

West End News Dec.17, 2009

There is momentum with the financial match that the Grand Marais State Bank has offered to the Birch Grove Foundation.


Jack Frost works his magic at Wildersmith

Wildersmith On The Gunflint Dec. 17, 2009

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the forest, Winter has finally settled before us! 

Since the first of December, it’s as if someone just flipped a switch, and the fall season was gone. With a warmer-than-usual November spoiling us, the last lap of 2009 grabbed a hold and folks out this way have been shocked back to reality.


CCLEP hopes to launch a local ride share website

Local group gets grant to promote ride sharing

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), a citizens group whose stated mission is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy on a local level, has a new project.  The organization wants to promote ride and delivery sharing in Cook County. 


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