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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.


Sheriff Eliasen

Cook County sheriff talks end-of-summer happenings

Summer is winding down and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen about how Fisherman's Picnic and Rendezous Days went, as well as Eliasen's recent budget prop


Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson

State Patrol reminds motorists to watch for motorcycles

Summer brings a lot of traffic to the North Shore and many of the vehicles are motorcyles. WTIP's Rhonda Silence speaks with Sgt.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

City Council considers permits, plats and more

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, Aug. 9.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.


The wonderful new sign at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, as mentioned by Wildersmith last week.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint August 11

Lest WTIP listener/readers think I might have slipped and hit my head while scribing the news last week, I did not.  As you might recall, I spaced off into oblivion while sharing about the &ldquo


Wildfire

County approves wildfire protection plan

Emergency Management Director Valerie Marasco and Firewise Coordinator Todd Armbruster brought the updated 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to the Cook County Board for approval.


West End News: August 10

If you spend time along the north shore of Lake Superior, chances are you’ve tried your hand at cairn making.


Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter sentenced to more than 12 years on murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby, the man who in May said he was guilty of second-degree murder after a homicide at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, was sentenced today to 12 ½ years in prison.


Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue returns to The Roadhouse with original bluegrass

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue, from Duluth and Superior, made a delightful return appearance on The Roadhouse. Listen for great original tunes and news of their upcoming CD release and tour this fall. Black River Revue is Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Nate Hynum, mandolin/vocals.  You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here. 


Cook County's new branding design

Board begins public discussion of 2018 budget

The preliminary levy for Cook County will be set and made public on Tuesday, Sept. 19.


Gravel Road, Superior Highlands

Settling the dust: County revisits treatment of gravel roads

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug.


The Grand Marais Driver and Vehicle Services office

Computer problems with Driver and Vehicle Services statewide

Although an upgrade to the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services computer system should eventually make things work better for the public, the first week has been plagued with glitches.


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