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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.

EAB trap

Purple traps in Cook County set to detect possible emerald ash borer presence

If you’re traveling in the local forests this summer and early fall in Cook County, there’s a chance you’ll notice an otherwise out-of-place purple object hanging from some area tree

Cover of The Dead Pigeons "Even if I Knew"

The Dead Pigeons' Drew Peterson talks DIY Americana on Scenic Route

Drew Peterson is the lead singer and songwriter of the Dead Pigeons, a folk/Americana group forged out of Minneapolis' West Bank venue collaborations.

The EDA's Mary Somnis

EDA moves on workforce housing and assisted living

Housing is a big issue for the Economic Development Authority.

Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Study focuses on potential impacts of climate change along North Shore

As possible impacts of climate change reach the North Shore, Minnesota Sea Grant opted to fund a study officially titled Building Climate Readiness on Minnesota’s North Shore.

Congratulations to our local college students

Community members excelling in college

WTIP is pleased to share some news of local college students.

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Weekend News Roundup for July 29

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Superior National Forest Update: July 28

Hi. I’m Steve Robertsen, education and interpretation specialist with the Superior National Forest with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreatio

Customers can now buy beer, wine and liquor on Sundays in Minnesota.

City councilors hear Sunday liquor sales report

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, July 26 and one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of Sunday liquor sales at the municipal liquor store.

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Friedrichs appointed as news director at WTIP

WTIP announced today that Joe Friedrichs is now the news director for the local community radio station.

A lovely young buck was spotted on Moose Pond Road this week.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 28

Summer is humming along out Gunflint way.

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