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Grand Marais workforce housing project update

The Grand Marais workforce housing project is underway with help from One Roof Housing in Duluth.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the deputy director of One Roof Housing, Cliff Knettel, abo

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Commissioners discuss levy, town hall meetings set

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region on Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Freshwater mussels - Part 1

In Cook County we have three species of non-invasive freshwater mussels.

Myron Bursheim

County considers plan for three year levy increase

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Kadunce River

Kadunce River and popular hiking trail set for closure until Sept. 15

The DNR will be doing some projects along the Kadunce River in the coming weeks, including fish restoration and other related construction. The project will last from Aug. 20 to Sept. 15.

Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening - A Potpourri of Topics

Superior National Forest Update: August 11

Hi.  I’m Frances Meger, seasonal naturalist with the Superior National Forest with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east end of

MN Film and TV

MN Film and TV works to bring production to Minnesota

Minnesota can be a great state to film movies and television programs.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with Troy Parkinson of Minnesota Film and TV to find out how they work to bring produc

Chris Holm

Chris Holm interview on the Scenic Route

Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with the Fattenin' Frogs as well as solo.

Sign along the Gitchi-Gami Trail (image courtesy of GGTA Facebook page)

Gear up for the 17th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride Sat., Aug.19

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association will hold its 17th annual trail ride Saturday, Aug.

The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to rock Studio A

Regular musical guests The Thunderheads made a return appearance recently on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Listen for great original tunes as well as covers. The Thunderheads are: Steve Blexrud, guitar; Craig Paquette, guitar; Don Blue, bass; and Bill Boyce, percussion. Learn more about the band and their schedule here.

North House Folk School

City Council talks property taxes, local economic impact with North House

During a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council on Aug.


Duluth News Tribune Astrobob blogger Bob King checks in on Perseids, eclipse

What with the Perseids happening now, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, we checked in with a favorite regular guest, astronomer Bob King of Astrobob fame. He gives great tips for observing the eclipse safely. Do NOT look directly at the sun; you will seriously damage your retinas and never know it, since they don't sense pain.

Lindsay Gault, taking a break from his epic bike ride

New Zealand biker stops in Grand Marais on trip from Arctic Circle, via the Pacific, to Nova Scotia

Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. He's a friend of local cyclist/adventurer/former Roadhouse host Buck Benson, and stopped in Grand Marais to visit. CJ sat down with Lindsay to find out more. You can read his blog here. 

Teri Downing inside the former Harbor Light, which will now be called the WunderBar

New restaurant to open at former Harbor Light location in Grand Marais

In early August the former Harbor Light Restaurant in Grand Marais came under new ownership.

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