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John & Patrick Pierre

Anishinaabe Way: John & Patrick Pierre

Brothers John and Patrick Pierre have served as Grand Portage Royalty for the last three and four years. WTIP producer Staci Drouillard  met with them on the Grand Portage Reservation at the annual Rendezvous and Pow Wow.  The day before the interview John and Patrick had passed along their banners to the new, incoming Royalty.

In this edition of Anishinaabe Way, Staci speaks with them about their responsibilities as Tiny Tot Brave and Jr. Brave, their travels and any advice they might have for the next young tribal representatives.
 


Rural Standard Station, 1956 (National Archives & Records Administration/Wikimedia)

Moments in Time: Slower Times

Grand Marais has always been a small town, but for many who grew up in the community, it feels much bigger and busier than it did in the past.


"With the cool, wisps of wood smoke will soon be wafting through the woods foretelling of the magical fall changes in store..."

Wildersmith August 31

The Gunflint bids farewell to month eight under a full gaze from that “old man in the moon.” The past chapter of 2012 has quickly trudged off into the history book, beginning in a full lun


Walleye (Megan Hines/Flickr)

Points North: Bad luck doesn't deter budding angler

Some say fishing is just luck. My friend Kate Watson would agree, pointing out that all of hers is bad. Twice this summer the Grand Marais woman has gone fishing with yours truly.


Rapala lures

Local fish report for Friday, August 31

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, we’ve got some heat coming as this weekend lines up to be busy.


Door card key

Lodging tax revenues for July stay steady

Lodging tax revenues for the seventh month of 2012 were up compared to July of last year county-wide.


Braidy Powers

Voter ID Amendment presents logistical and financial issues for county

On November 6, Minnesota voters will make their choice on a Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.


Sauna - photo by Pete Kratochvil

West End News: August 30

For a couple of days this week, the pace of the summer tourism slowed down and all West End residents took a collective deep breath.  I had lunch at a local restaurant and the staff was commentin


Small grass fire

Elevated fire levels exist for Labor Day weekend

Elevated fire risk conditions are one for the Labor Day weekend. Both the DNR and Forest Service are reminding campers to be extra careful with campfires this holiday.


Road work

Construction continues on I-35 between Duluth, Twin Cities

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.


taconite pellets

Steelworkers at two Minn. mines prepare to strike

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Steelworkers at two Iron Range taconite mines say they're prepared to strike as soon as Saturday.


Moose twins

DNR wildlife veterinarian Erika Butler on possible new health threat to moose

Erika Butler, wildlife veterinarian with the MN DNR, talked with Buck Aug. 24 about a health threat to moose: eastern equine encephalitis virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. She explained what it is  and how the DNR is working to learn more about this possible factor in moose mortality.  


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Author & humorist Michael Perry on his brand-new book,"Visiting Tom"

Bob chatted Aug. 24 with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, about his latest book, "Visiting Tom." In it, Perry shares stories and lessons from his friendship with Tom Hartwig, a quirky 82-year-old with, among other things, a love for old artillery.  


Carol Christenson

Hot weather set for the rest of the week

No severe weather left in the forecast, only sunshine and high temps, with sprinkles for Labor Day weekend.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital sees uptick in summer services

It’s summer on the North Shore and that means increased activity at Cook County North Shore Hospital.


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