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Kayla Stacy doesn't want to be forced to make art!

Forced Passion

What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art?

Molly Zafft reflects on graduation

The Pain of Graduation

With graduation just around the corner, Youth Radio Project junior Molly Zafft shares her feelings about the big event.

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The Life-Changing Power of Music and Dance

As the high school year comes to a close, the Youth Radio Project debates the merits and value of a fine arts education.

Molly and Danny debate fine arts education

The Fine Arts: Yes or No?

Should the fine arts be a necessity in today’s high schools or would students’ time be better spent focusing on traditional academic subjects?

Grand Marais Library's Community Contra Dance

Patrick Knight filmed and edited this video of a contra dance sponsored by the Grand Marais Public Library with funding from the Heritage Amendment.

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Skatebording in Grand Marais

Patrick Knight filmed and edited this video of Grand Marais youth skateboarding down 1st Ave. West.

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Hotel room door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for April were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Ore boat J. L. Block

Great Lakes levels low, bad news for shippers

Water levels are lower than usual in the Upper Great Lakes, which is bad news for the shippers who rely on those waterways.

Molly Zafft and Cece Olsen participate in BFS

Bigger, Faster, Stronger

High school athletics is serious business. With training now a year-round activity, it is expected that all participants spend time in the weight room.

Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff reminds residents -- visitors are on their way, so is increased traffic

In his monthly report, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk talked with WTIP’s Jay Andersen about gun permits, summer traffic, graduation and upcoming bike events.

National Weather Service

Tornado in Lake County this past weekend

Believe it or not a weak tornado blew through north of Silver Bay overb the weekend.

USFS Wilderness Ranger Brandee Wenzel at Rose Lake Falls in the BWCAW

Behind the Work: Brandee Wenzel

Brandee Wenzel is a Wilderness Ranger in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Black bear

Computer error causes re-run of bear hunt lottery

Bear hunters will have to wait a little longer to find out if they've been given a Minnesota bear hunting permit for 2011.

Star Flower Trientalis borealis

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber May 28th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

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