Public Affairs

PISAB-logo.jpg

John Morrin on ideas and purpose behind 'Undoing Racism' workshops

Bob Carter spoke with John Morrin of Grand Portage Sept. 23 regarding the 'Undoing Racism' workshop being offered locally Oct. 3-5, what it's about, and why it's important. John is a core trainer for the workshop, which is offered by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.


Rich Harwood

Rich Harwood on creating community through public broadcasting

Ann Possis spoke recently with Rich Harwood, founder/president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and author of "Why We're Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outward," about WTIP's focus on community engagement.


First Floor Plan

SRO at community center public meeting

Over 100 people crowded the Commissioners Room at the Cook County Courthouse Tuesday to listen, ask questions and express opinions on the proposed new community center.


Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor Carlson talks about city involvement in community center planning

Due to prior contractual commitments, the City of Grand Marais has been prevented in participating in community center planning.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill predicts special session

The end of this year’s legislative session is drawing to an end and District 6-A Rep. David Dill expects it to go into extra innings.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. David Dill interviewed on the current legislative session

David Dill is the DFL Representative from District 6A. He spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently on “Daybreak”. His health and the state budget were main topics.


One percent

First Thursday Community Conversation for March: a 1% sales tax update

On November 3rd 2009, Cook County voters overwhelmingly approved a 1% local option sales tax.


Lee and Dan Ross at work in their Hovland studio

Hovland couple at Madison capitol collective bargaining protests

Dan and Lee Ross are artists who make their home in Hovland. They recently returned from a trip to visit family in Madison, Wisconsin where they have often participated in a large art fair.


Mark Morgan on the bathhouse roof

Rec Park bathhouse goes solar

Last week a small crew—helped by a crane—hoisted solar panels onto the roof of a bathhouse in the Grand Marais Rec Park. Mark Morgan is installing the panels on the bathhouse roof.


Ann Ward unloads a kiln full of bowls for the upcoming fundraiser/photo by Joan Farnam

Empty Bowls fundraiser draws attention to growing demand for food support

Empty Bowls, an international event to raise money to fight hunger while promoting art and community action, takes place at the First Congregation Church in Grand Marais this coming Thursday.