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Weekend News Roundup for May 17

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news.

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Healthy Community: Newspaper focus group, Tuesday May 20

Rhonda Silence, editor of the Cook County News Herald,  is participating in the Editors and Publishers Leadership Program offered through the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Blandin Found

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Survey: Child Care Needs in Cook County

WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Kristin Blomberg from Public Health and Human Services and Emily Marshall from the YMCA on North Shore Morning.  

Great Expectatiions School

School News from Great Expectations: May 15

Danny and Ella report the latest School News. 

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain: May 14

Riley and Anthony report the latest School News.

George Nelson

West End News: May 15

Sawbill Lake officially became ice-free on May 14 this year.  We started monitoring the ice depth on a daily basis during the brief warm spell in the first week of April, only to have winter retu

Vernal pool

Vernal pools: spring in the forest

Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies or WRAPS is the local response to a pilot project to put together a comprehensive watershed plan for the north shore.

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Transportation issues on county board sgenda

Cook County Commissioners met this week and transportation issues are prominent on the agenda. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Bruce Martinson.


Mayor Larry Carlson

Personnel business dominates city council meeting

The liquor store has a new manager, the street department has a new employee and there’ll be a new canopy in Harbor Park. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson.

Chipping Sparrow

Field Notes: Chipping Sparrows, Nuthatches, Warblers and Kinglets

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 Heritage F


Magnetic North: Back to the beach!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where migrating birds and wide open beaches draw my eyes and heart.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: May 13

Kaylee and Kalina report the latest School News.

Mark Sandbo

EDA Open House draws good numbers

The Joint Economic Development Authority had a successful open house this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA President Mark Sandbo about the event.

Handmade book by Karen Smaby

Artist Open House: Karen Smaby makes books

Karen Smaby makes books. She has cut, folded and bound books for years…and along the way she’s helped hundreds of young people to discover and share the joys of her art.

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