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Bret Higgins, Miranda Mulholland, Tony Dekker, Erik Arnesen, and Greg Millson

The Great Lakes Swimmers front man on his music, songwriting and upcoming performance in Grand Marais

The Great Lakes Swimmers hail from Toronto, Ontario. The band is known for its haunting sound and for pushing the musical boundaries of folk, country and indy-rock.


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Wildfire smoke can cause health problems

A Cook County public health official says smoke from the Boundary Waters wildfires can cause health problems…even for healthy people.


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Pagami Creek Fire Update: campfire restrictions imposed

The Pagami Creek fire continued to move south and east in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Sunday.


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Pagami Creek Fire Update BWCAW Campfire Restrictions in effect

The Pagami Creek fire continued to move south and east in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Sunday.


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Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 10

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Drought conditions persist in the northeast

Keeping the Cabin in the Family- Intergenerational Land Transfer

Reducing inheritance taxes is an issue that concerns many landowners, however, it is not the only issue that landowners should address when planning for the transfer of land to heirs.  In additio


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Fall color predicted to be vivid

According to the Department of Natural Resources, fall colors typically peak between mid-September and early October in the northern third of the state.


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Local Fish Report for Friday, Sept. 9

West End News: Sept. 8

I'd like to welcome Kim Jahnke and her new business, Little Cubs Day Care, to Tofte. It is a big deal in a small community when a new business opens up.


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Pagami Lake Fire Update: smoke over Hwy. 61

Today, crews on the Pagami Creek Fire are focused on securing the fire line and identifying hazards that could make their work more challenging.


Grand Portage Reservation: Lou Anderson and her son Rick Anderson discuss cultural artifacts

Vintage Footage: Grand Portage Reservation: Lou Anderson and her son Rick Anderson discuss cultural artifacts found on Grand Portage reservation, one of many new releases from the American Indian Film

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Larry Groce & Mountain Stage coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16

Buck chatted recently with Larry Groce, host and artistic director of the Mountain Stage Radio Show, which is carried on WTIP. Mountain Stage is coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16 to tape two shows during Unplugged X at North House Folk School.


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Author and humorist Michael Perry stops by The Roadhouse

Bob chatted Sept. 2 with Michael Perry, author, humorist and singer/songwriter, about his performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin.


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Lake Superior Binational Forum to hold public meeting in Grand Marais Sept. 9--all are invited

Buck spoke Sept. 2 with Lissa Radke, U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, which focuses on water quality and environmental health in the Lake Superior basin. They're holding a public meeting titled “Improving Water Quality and Sustainable Economies on the Minnesota North Shore ” in Grand Marais Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ACA.


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