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Mark Lambert tells story of Warren MacKenzie, one of the fathers of American pottery

Potter/filmmaker Mark Lambert & his crew have created a documentary, "Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands," about the process and work of this remarkable artist. Buck spoke May 30 with Mark to learn more about the film, which is being screened Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. You can watch a 2-minute trailer here. 

The Shadow

Weekend News Roundup for May 31

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news. County elections filing continued this week. A water resources bill promises more money for the Great Lakes.

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Great Expectatiions School

School News from Great Expectations: May 29

Charlet and Shaelyn report the latest School News. 

Lilacia Park White Tulips, by Sean McMenemy (via flickr)

Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves, Part 4: Power and Love

In Part 4 of Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves, host Marcia Hyatt explores how to integrate power and love for healthy community dialogues.

Registration Ends Friday for Small-Scale Gardening Class!

Gardening has changed over the years. Growing food used to be our main objective, but there's been a resurgence of gardening on a smaller scale.

Fish for dinner

Clinic to participate in mercury in fish project

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is beginning a study on mercury, fish consumption and  women of child-bearing age along the North Shore.

Grand Portage 1857 by Eastman Johnson

West End News: May 29

Congratulations to the 2014 West End graduates from Cook County High School.  This year’s graduates are coincidentally all from Lutsen.  Anna Carmen, Charlie Lawler, Megan Lehto and Sh


Field Notes: Ovenbird, White-Throated Sparrow and Philadelphia Vireo

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritag

Birch Grove

School News from Birch Grove: May 29

Kalina and Chloe report the latest School News. 


Chris Gillis & Gordon Thorne play The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Chris Gillis (keyboard) and Gordon Thorne (guitar) to Studio A May 23 for a fun set of music and chat.

Geronimo's Cadillac with Chris Gillis and Billy Blackwell, May 25, 2014

Chris Gillis and a number of local musicians perform "Geronimo's Cadillac" with Billy Blackwell at the recent Spring Fling at Betsy Bowen's "What's Upstairs?" on May 25

The Cook County YMCA will be offering programs this summer.

YMCA Summer Sports Programs

Summer is almost here, so WTIP talked with Colette Mueller, the Associate Executive Director of the Cook County YMCA, about the summer sports programs that Y will be offering.


Eric Larsen on his Last North expedition to the North Pole

Eric Larsen, formerly of Grand Marais, just completed his "Last North" unsupported & unassisted expedition to the North Pole. He & his teammate Ryan Waters are only the second American team in history to complete the crossing. Ann Possis spoke with Eric May 23 to learn why he traveled to the Pole and what kind of conditions he found. You can read more about Eric's adventures here.

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