Author John Vaillant on his first work of fiction, "The Jaguar's Children"

John Vaillant, best-selling author of "The Tiger" and "The Golden Spruce,"  has turned to fiction with his debut novel about a young man trapped during a border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. Buck spoke with him Mar. 6 about the book and its amazing, chilling story. You can learn more about John and his work here.

Spring programs at North House Folk School

There's a lot going on at North House Folk School as winter transitions into spring.

5th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend

Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, April 10 and 11, 2015, at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte.

Illumination: igniting imagination

Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church
Johnson Heritage Post, 115 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais
Mon, 03/23/2015 (All day) - Sun, 03/29/2015 (All day)

Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church of Grand Marais is sponsoring an exhibit, "Illumination: Igniting Imagination," through March 29, at the Johnson Heritage Post in Gra

Lake View

Judge to decide Lake View Dairy case within 90 days

A public hearing was held at Cook County Courthouse yesterday in the ongoing case between the Lake View Natural Dairy of Grand Marais and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  Lake View owner


School News from Oshki Ogimaag: March 9

Angel and Jack report the latest School News.

Great Expectations School

GES enrollment window open

Enrollments open house is this Friday morning at Great Expectations. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with administrator Peter James and Kindergarten teacher Sue Butter.

Concordia Language Camp in Bemidji

Cook County School News: Language Camp

The Cook County Schools ISD166 Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides grants for Cook County Schools students to experience unique outings or undertake special projects.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl - An occasional winter visitor

They’re our heaviest and probably most agile owl, but they usually show up here when the winter hunting gets hard in the far north.

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Think twice before shopping..for anything..when you're hungry

We've all heard that we shouldn't shop for groceries when we're hungry because we'll buy more than we need. But now it looks like hunger might affect our purchases of non-food items, too. Dr. Alison Jing Xu, assistant professor of marketing at the Carlson School of Management, has been studying this phenomenon. She talked with Ann Possis March 6 about her research and its implications for both consumers and businesses. You can learn more about behavioral science at or

Cook County Historical Society seeks music memorabilia

Cook County Historical Museum, Grand Marais
Mon, 03/23/2015 (All day) - Tue, 03/31/2015 (All day)

The Cook County Historical Museum will open a new exhibit in late May this year: "Music from the Tip O’ the Arrowhead." The exhibit will feature a history of music in Cook County -- pa

Downtown Grand Marais by Tim Young

Grand Marais wins "America's Coolest Small Town" contest

Grand Marais is the winner of Budget Travel's 10th annual America's Coolest Small Town contest! Ann Possis chatted with Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of the magazine, on March 6 to learn more about the contest and what it means for winning towns. 


Dr. Seth Moore: Are High Deer Numbers Desirable?

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

Sugarloaf Cove offers March 14 presentation on Mercury Measurement in Birds of Prey

There is relatively little known about mercury levels in wild birds of prey, and there will be an opportunity to learn more at this weekend’s presentation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schr

The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Eyes in the Darkness

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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