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West End News - March 8, 2018

West End News 3/8/18

Matt Conlin of Grand Marais with his little girls, Adyssey and Odesseia

Families look forward to Father-Daughter Dance

The annual Cook County Girl Scouts “Father-Daughter Dance” will be held Tuesday, March 13 at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.

Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band turns up the energy for membership drive

Local super string group the Plucked Up String Band joined the show for membership drive. The band is: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliott Noyce, mandolin; Bill Hansen, dobro; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Amanda Hand, guitar. They've got a new album coming out soon! You can learn more here

Cook County Sheriff's Office squad car

Drug bust takes thousands of narcotic pills off local streets

A Thunder Bay man was arrested March 2 in Grand Portage near the international line with more than 3,000 narcotic pills.

Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais mayor declares March 9 'Social Justice Day'

Members of the School District 166 Diversity Committee have been planning a Social Justice Conference at the school for several months.

Master Bing returns with Qichong and more

The many North Shore residents who enjoyed meeting Wudang Daoist meditation and martial arts Master Zhong Xue Chao when he visited the North Shore last year will be happy to hear he is returning.

Vicki Biggs-Anderson

Magnetic North - March 7, 2018

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Snow Follies and Pratfalls


WTIP staff celebrates reaching the $20,000 goal shortly before noon on Monday, March 5.

"Still the One" membership drive raises $20,035

WTIP’s “Still the One” membership drive wrapped up at noon on Monday, March 5, and we’re thrilled to say that thanks to the help of many, MANY, people, we reached our goal of $

Dale Mulfinger's latest book, "The Family Cabin"

How to create the best kind of cabin? Architect & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger weighs in

Dale Mulfinger is a Minneapolis-based architect, author and 'cabinologist'. He's written several books on the subject, including his latest, "The Family Cabin: Inspiration for Camps, Cottages and Cabins," which was voted Best Interior Design Book of 2017 by Library Journal. He joined Dave to chat about cabins and what to consider in making your own cabin special. 

Frank Moe

Frank Moe gives CPR to dog at CopperDog Trail Race

Hovland-based musher Frank Moe was racing in the CopperDog Trail Sled Dog Race in Michigan on March 4 when he came upon Anny Melo's team.

Principal Bill DeWitt and Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr

School administration explains Social Justice Conference

Members of the School District 166 Diversity Committee have been planning a “Social Justice Conference” at the school for several months.

Station Manager Deb Benedict shares the good news!

WTIP wrapped up the "Still the One" spring membership drive just minutes before the deadline, 12 noon on Monday,  March 5.

Vintage machines like this one lined up at Cascade Resort for the Lutsen Trailbreakers Vintage Snowmobile Trail

Great turnout for Lutsen Trailbreakers Vintage Snowmobile Ride

The Lutsen Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club hosted the Third Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride and Show on Saturday, February 24, starting at Cascade Lodge.

The quinzee challenge!

WTIP's News Director Joe Friedrichs and his hand-built quinzee in the WTIP parking lot. Come on down and check it out!

Highway 61 - west Grand Marais

Mayor follows up on MnDOT open house

There was a great turnout for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) open house on Tuesday, February 27. MnDOT presented plans for the reconstruction of the highway through the city.

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