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The restored Edisen Fishery on Isle Royale

History Speaks: Isle Royale National Park

In this extended edition of History Speaks, we take a closer look at the creation of Isle Royale National Park and its effect on the people and culture of the island.


Tofte fireworks display

West End News: June 28

A young woman was in the West End this week doing research on the history of Sawbill Lodge.


The large delta created by taconite tailings at Silver Bay (seen here in 1963) led to the closing of the Reserve Mining Company

Moments in Time: The mining boom in Silver Bay

Art Fenstad is a descendent of one of Cook County’s early fishing families, but Art didn’t grow up fishing—at least not in the way his ancestors did.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: June 28

 Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a new feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show this summer!


Mayor Carlson

City to begin capital expenditure discussions

The City of Grand Marais will be looking at large capital expenditures for infrastructure this summer and the swimming pool issue is close to being resolved.


Grand Marais Arts Festival

Arts Festival activities include music and a meet-and-greet

The Grand Marais Arts Festival is July 14 and 15. WTIP’s Jay Andersen and Roger Linehan spoke with Kjersti Vick about some of the special activities.


School Bus (Svadilfari/flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Curiousity

Cedar Adams is a junior at Cook County High School and a resident of Hovland. Until this past winter, she was homeschooled her entire life.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

State to cut back on county Veterans Service Officer funding

The state is opting out of helping to support the county’s Veterans Service Officer position.


Students from Oshki-Ogimaag Charter School at the Grand Portage Native Fish Hatchery

Dr. Seth Moore: Environmental education at Oshki-Ogimaag

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


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks about flood damage visits

State and federal officials have been in the Arrowhead to assess the recent flood damage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Al Franken about his visit and what he’s seen.


Ruffed grouse on drumming log

Ruffed grouse counts decline in 10-year cycle

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were lower than last year across most of the bird’s range, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Flooding at Jay Cook State Park. Photo: MPR

Stream and lake ecology affected by heavy rains

The recent flooding has a big ecological impact on our streams and lakes.  Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about sediments and nutrients.<


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Leah Thomas plays in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month

Local accordion player & singer Leah Thomas joined Buck and Bob at the Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School June 22 for music, laughter, and yes, more than a few accordion jokes.


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Craftsman Douglas Brooks on traditional Japanese boat building techniques

Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks joined Bob during the June 22 live broadcast from the 15th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He was a featured speaker on techniques, design secrets, and the apprenticeship process involved in traditional Japanese boat building. 


Carol Christenson

Nice weather forecast heading into July

Rains fell fast and furious last week, but it looks dry into July. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about weather coming up.


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