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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 8

We’re a full week into month seven and the upper Trail weather is much less frightful than the previous two weekend segments.

Superior National Forest Update: July 8

Hello.  I’m Mike Krussow, seasonal naturalist, with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of th

Fishburgers and hot dogs were standard at the North Shore Art Fair

Roots of local art festival date to 1960s

The second weekend in July has a longstanding tradition for art festivals along the North Shore.

Grand Marais Arts Festival

Nice weather predicted for Arts Festival weekend

Rain on and off until Saturday and then great weather for an arts festival Saturday and Sunday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters

West End News: July 7

Earlier this week, I went to Duluth for a long list of mundane errands.  Among the chores was stopping at the sign store to pick up a banner for the front of the Sawbill Outfitters’ store.&

Wayne Horvitz

Electronic composer Wayne Horvitz and "21 Pianos"

Wayne Horvitz is a composer and electronic musician based out of Seattle who recently recieved a grant from the McKNight Foundation to bring a new project called "21 Pianos" to Minnesota.

Space Monster dressed for a "Men in Black" themed show

Space Monster on the Scenic Route

Space Monster is a psychadelic jam-funk band from Minneapolis comprised of Chris Marti on guitar, Jon Miller on bass, John Hanson on drums, and Wayne Sayres and Spencer Quinn on saxophones.

Tofte 4th of July Parade

West End News: June 30

As we dive into the heart of summer here in the West End community events are happening thick and fast. 

Scott Sorensen holds an impressive North Shore catch

Fly-fishing shop opens in Grand Marais

A new fly fishing gear and tackle shop has opened in downtown Grand Marais. The name of the business is Fly Box & Company.

BWCAW campsite

Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele talks safety & ethics in the woods

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we checked in with Kurt Steele, district ranger for the Tofte district of the U.S. Forest Service. He talked with Dick about safety, ethics, permits, and much more.


Renewable energy projects could add many jobs to NE Minnesota economy

A recent report from the U of MN's Energy Transition Lab indicates that biomass and solar energy expansion could add over 2,000 jobs to the NE Minnesota economy. Ellen Anderson, executive director of the lab, joined Dave to talk about the study and the projects involved. You can learn more about the Energy Transition Lab's work here. 

Chamber director talks 'hypothetical' Tim Hortons in Grand Marais

In early June it was announced Tim Hortons, a popular sandwich, coffee and donut shop based in Canada, was expanding its Minnesota market.

Dr. Tiffany Wolf and Dr. Seth Moore

Dr. Seth Moore: Partnership with University of Minnesota looks at Grand Portage ecosystem health

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Our Shores trio

Update on group running around Lake Superior pushing baby stroller

A group of three friends, including one Grand Marais resident, are running around Lake Superior this summer. They are pushing all their gear in a baby stroller.


WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 2

 Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. New judicial responsibilities in the District. Iron Rangers want Twin Metals hearing held locally.

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