Arts & Culture

Icy Door (by WindRanch on Flickr)

Magnetic North: Ice Follies Are Us

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where ice follies of all variety are played out on a daily - and nightly - basis.


CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town.

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 3

From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself out of the Great Depression.


Butter (Jessica Merz on Wikimedia)

Of Woods And Words: Life Is Better With Butter

 When the north wind howls, I flee to the kitchen.


Rod N Real

Cook County's Most Wanted spotted in Studio A

Dave Seaton and Ann Possis caught  Cook County's Most Wanted in Studio A for music, chat and laughter Dec. 10. The band is Carah Thomas, Rod Dockan, Snuffy Smith, Gary Croft, and Al Oikari.


Johnson Heritage Post

Student exhibit opens at JHP

At 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, a special art show opens at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais and runs to Jan. 2.

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.


"Trapper's Cabin" c. Cook County Historical Society

Walking the Old Road: Four Seasons of Work

 In spite of pressure to adapt to mainstream ways of making aliving, the Chippewa City people fiercely retained their traditional ways of hunting, fishing and gathering in order to survive the four seasons on theNorth Shore of Lake Superior. 


Baking bread/photo from the Cook County Historical Society

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 2

In 1933, Cook County was just another area of the United States struggling with the Great Depression. But a program begun by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the Civilian Conservation Corps offered hope for the future of both Cook County and area young men. In this episode, former CCC enrollees and construction foremen recall their experience working in Cook County’s CCC camps. This piece is part of WTIP’s ongoing series on the legacy of CCC in Cook County.