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"Vote Yes" committee members talk about the November ballot issues

Two questions on school district funding will be on the ballot this November 8.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with “Vote Yes” committee members Karina Roth and Michael McHugh.

Derek Smith

Derek Smith thrives on music in New Zealand

Derek Smith has been absent from the Cook County music scene for the last year or so, having packed up and left for New Zealand to start a new life from scratch.

1010 Interiors celebrates 25 years of operation

1010 Interiors is a local design company that has done complete interiors for many North Shore homes and local businesses.

Dave Tersteeg

Park manager says it remains busy by the lake

Business remains brisk at the Grand Marais Rec Park, and it’s expected to remain that way well into the leaf season.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with park manager Dave Tersteeg.

Lake Superior waves

Is the Earth really running out of water? A better way to measure water scarcity

We've all heard the Earth is running out of water... but how is that measured? Is there a better way to gauge water scarcity? Dr. Kate Brauman thinks so. She's lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the Institute on the Environment at the U of MN. She talked with Dick about her ideas on more accurate and useful ways to determine water scarcity.

Six Cook County cyclists are traveling across Central and Eastern Europe

Cook County cyclists head to Prague for six-week adventure

Six Cook County residents flew out of Thunder Bay on Sept. 1 heading to Prague for a bicycle adventure of a lifetime.

Beth Hillenbrand (left), Janice Yee and Nicole Wozniak relax at Caribou Lake. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trio from Chicago discover the joys of paddling the Boundary Waters

Labor Day Weekend and at least the two months that preceded it are the peaks of recreation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Northern Sky: September 3-16

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

NHFS instructor Tom Healy (left)

North House and GTHS team up to build new Chik Wauk boathouse

Two Cook County organizations dedicated to preserving tradition, the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and North House Folk School, joined forces to construct a new boathouse building for Ch

A sign welcomes visitors to downtown Grand Marais, Michigan. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Which Grand Marais am I in..?

Although WTIP broadcasts from Grand Marais and covers the North shore of Minnesota, there is another Grand Marais found on the shores of Lake Superior.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 2

As the northland celebrates the coming of September, yours truly heads off into year fifteen of my weekly commentary on life along the Gunflint Trail.

A Year in the Wilderness: September 2 - Rice and swans

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

Superior National Forest Update: September 2

Hi.  This is Steve Robertsen, Superior National Forest interpretation and education specialist, with this week’s National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel an

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