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Fisherman's Picnic

Good weather for a Picnic

Maybe a little rain, but otherwise it looks like nice weather for Fisherman’s Picnic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival

We know you're looking forward to it, the 8th annual Radio Waves Music Festival!  This year's event will take place September 11 to 13, at Sweetheart's Bluff in the

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken on more Iron Range layoffs

The Iron Range has been hit again, this time it’s Cliffs Natural Resources idling a plant in Eveleth. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

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Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais City Council is in the midst of budget discussions

Budgets and benefits were important parts of the recent Grand Marais City Council meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

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Commissioner Jan Sivertson

Land issues dominated recent county board meeting

Land exchanges and a land lease agreement as well as connecting pieces of the land in order to make a better trail.

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Locomotives on the rail line between Taconite Harbor and Hoyt Lakes

West End News: July 30

The closing of Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power plant continues to be on the minds of West End residents.  It takes time to absorb such a large blow to the community.

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From a previous Aurora 4th of July celebration

Community Producer Feature: Thoughts from Aurora on the Iron Range

WTIP Community Producer Tina Krauz participated in this year’s 4th of July Parade in Aurora Minnesota on the Iron Range.

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An August afternoon of chamber music

"The Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Benefit Concert" will take place at Fire Hall #1 and the Schaap Community Center on Saturday, August 9.

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photo courtesy North House Folk School

Vladimir Yarish, master birch bark basket maker, visits The Roadhouse

Vladimir Yarish, an award-winning basket maker from Russia, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. He teaches all over the U.S., including at North House Folk School here in Grand Marais. He joined Dick in studio July 24 to talk about his craft and tell a few stories about Russia, traveling, and teaching. 

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Predicting climate change impacts on Northern Minnesota

Cook County Higher Education will be hosting a guest lecture on Thursday, July 30, at 7 pm. The lecture will be led by Dr.

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Mrs. Josephine Zimmerman and Alice LaPlante, at Chippewa City

Anishinaabe Way: Josephine Zimmerman

Josephine Zimmerman was the first person confirmed in the Chippewa Church, more formally known as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

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Cushmore. Old Norway

Artist Open House features Hazel Belvo and Marcia Cushmore

In July and August Hazel Belvo and Marcia Casey Cushmore’s latest paintings grace the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais.

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courtesy Sustainable Agriculture Project

UMD farm provides 'lab' for research, learning and demonstration

The Sustainable Agriculture Project at UMD offers an experiential learning, research and demonstration farm that works with institutions and local farmers, and provides internships for students. Randel Hanson, assistant professor of geography at UMD, has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of the farm. He talked with Buck July 24 about the farm and how it brings together food, water, and energy research. You can learn more here.

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Ben Weaver in Studio A

Musician Ben Weaver circumnavigating Lake Superior by bicycle...and song

Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water. He's performing his music at many stops along the way. He spoke with Dick, and played a few tunes, during a July 24 stopover in Grand Marais. As Ben says in this interview, "Why do we have to choose between jobs and fresh water?" You can learn more about Ben and his project here.

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North Woods Naturalist: Acrobatic hummingbirds

They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about acrobatic hummingbirds.

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