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Commissioner discusses security and emergency issues

Emergency management, new vehicles and courthouse security were topics of discussion at the recent meeting of the county board. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Garry Gamble.


Stewardship Awards and the Health of Lake Superior

Lissa Radke is the U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum and a regular guest on North Shore Morning.


Do You Have an Idea for a Great Place?

What makes a Great Place? -- A place that is inviting, beautiful, and catches the eye.  A Great Place encourages people to slow down and spend time there.

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GES authorizer discusses charter school issues

Great Expectations School's authorizer is the Audubon Center of the North Woods.


"Edge of Town, Revisited" by Andy Evansen

"Impressionistic Watercolors" Course Offered At Art Colony

An "Impressionistic Watercolors" course will be offered at the

Great Decisions Discussion Group: Food and Climate

“Food and Climate” will be the topic at this month’s Great Decisions Discussion Group, scheduled for Thursday, April 17 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Cook County Community Center, 317


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Exploring the flavors and food masters of Lake Superior

Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown speak with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, who have just published a new book "Lake Superior Flavors: A Field Guide to Food and Drink Along the North Shore."  The book tells the stories of food and beverage artisans along the circle tour of Lake Superior, including some in Grand Marais, all with stunning color photos. They share their experiences meeting with monks, fishermen, cheesemakers, and many more interesting characters they met along the way.


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Grand Marais becomes latest Minnesota GreenStep city

Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown are joined by George Wilkes, Grand Marais co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais toward sustainability. Wilkes goes in depth on how sustainability deals with social and economic concerns as well as environmental ones, and how to get involved with Greenstep.


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Weekend News Roundup for April 12

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news. No new Isle Royale wolves. Fond du Lac to spear walleyes in Cook County. Emergency deer feeding ends.


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Criminal case against Cook County Attorney can proceed to trial

The criminal case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell can proceed to trial, a judge ruled Friday.  According to the Duluth News Tribune, Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke denied a