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Ring nebula, courtesy of NASA

Northern Sky: August 5 - 18

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Superior National Forest Update: August 4

The Superior National Forest Update helps you keep up to date with Forest activities that you might encounter while driving, boating, or hiking in the Superior National Forest’s Tofte and Gunfli

Superior National Forest

New acting ranger takes over at Gunflint station

The Gunflint Ranger District has a new Acting Ranger. She will likely be the last temporary, because the decision on a permanent Ranger appears to be close at hand.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for August 5

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lake Superior water levels reach new highs. Rep. Nolan plans to run again for the 8th Congressional District.

Dan and Andrea Mewes

Four Reasons Kettle Korn owners talk Fisherman's Picnic

Fisherman’s picnic is just beginning and vendors are getting set up.  WTIP Intern Sterling Anderson spoke with the owners of one of the stands.

Joe Pye weed by Liz West, Flickr

Wildersmith on the Gunflint August 4

It’s been delightful along the Gunflint if one is partial to 80 degrees and a beastly sun beating down.

Renovations such as deck repairs has begun

GoFer Cabins site being redeveloped

Anyone heading east out of Grand Marais has likely noticed a lot of activity at the GoFer Cabins site.

Some of the Fishcake dinner kitchen crew

Community enjoys fishcakes with the Grand Marais Lionesses

The official kick-off to the Fisherman's Picnic is the Wednesday night fishcake dinner hosted by the Grand Marais Lioness Club.

2014 Radio Waves Music Festival

Videographer Patrick Knight captured a glimpse of the music, food, people and fun at the 2014 Radio Waves Music Festival.

Lake Superior waves. Photo by Joe Friedrichs.JPG

Internal waves on Lake Superior focus of new study

A team of researchers kicked off a four-year study this summer that will focus on waves underneath the surface of Lake Superior.

Tyson Smith of Smith Law, PLLC

Tyson Smith joins Smith Law PLLC

There’s a new attorney practicing in Grand Marais, but he may be familiar to many county residents.

Courtney Yasmineh & Rob Genadek in Studio A

Singer/songwriter Courtney Yasmineh makes Roadhouse debut

Rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Courtney Yasmineh visited The Roadhouse for the first time recently, while in town to perform at the Stars of the North Music Festival. She and her producer Rob Genadek made amazing music, and Courtney shared stories about her life and career. You can learn more about Courtney and her music here. Her first work of literary fiction, "A Girl Called Sidney," is just out from Gibson House Press.

Wild Rice

Minnesota wild rice crop on target for great season

The wild rice crop this year is expected to be outstanding throughout most of Minnesota.

Mike Stout

Prior Lake man paddles across Lake Superior solo, no support boat

Mike Stout of Prior Lake recently crossed the Big Lake alone in his kayak, something few people ever do. He chatted with CJ about why he wanted to do it, and what the 70-mile, 27 1/2-hour trip was like. 

Grand Marais harbor

International Yacht Race returns to Grand Marais

One of the oldest annual boat races on Lake Superior, the International Yacht Race, returned to Grand Marais last weekend. Dave chatted with Bob VanderPloeg, fleet captain of the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, about the race and its challenges and pleasures.

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