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The goldeneye: a northland visitor

They’re one of our most recognizable ducks, but they tend to show up early in the season and then leave they’re ducklings soon after they’re ready for the water WTIP’s Jay Ande


Gordon Thorne plays Studio A

Fingerstyle guitarist Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 26 for chat, laughs, and, of course, great music.


New model of iceberg behavior suggests major breakage potential in Antarctica, Greenland

Dr. Jeremy Bassis, assistant professor of atmospheric, oceanic & space sciences at the Univeristy of Michigan, joined Dick recently to discuss icebergs. Bassis is lead author of a paper on a new model of iceberg calving & formation that shows that stretches of ice on the coasts of Greenland & Antarctica are in danger of rapidly breaking apart and falling into the sea. Learn more about how this model works, and what the effect might be on global sea levels.

Shawn Perich

Shawn Perich shines light on new generation's influence on Grand Marais, Cook County

Buck & Dick spoke recently with Shawn Perich, publisher of North Shore Highway 61, about the "Grand Marais renaissance" he sees taking place with a creative new generation in the community. Twenty- and 30-somethings are making their way and revitalizing Cook County in the process. You can read his full article here.

WTIP sation manager Deb Benedict in last year's parade

Weather is so far so good for the Picnic

The weather outlook for Fishermen’s Picnic is looking up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde about what may finally be summer.

Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 26th

This green tunnel through the woods has forever been blessed with magic, and the past week saw the “old gal” who is in charge of things adding some much needed enhancement.  Rain the

Radio Hat

Weekend News Roundup for July 27

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 making changes to facility and staff

Prompted by some personnel changes, the ISD 166 school board held a special meeting last Thursday.

Rainbow trout

Local fish report for Friday, July 26

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, walleyes continue to keep anglers happy.

Sasquatch???? (Or Jan Horak!)

West End News: July 25

I join many, many people in mourning the passing of my friend, Steve O’Neil, last week.  Steve was best known as a St.

Dr. Seth Moore radio collars a moose at Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: Tribal partnerships

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

Commissioner Sue Hakes

Land use revisions in future county plan

The county will take a look at the land use plan. Commissioners also voted against a wheelage tax  and had a long debate about a zipline loan.

Great Lakes from space

Great Lakes Restoration funds slashed in House bill

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A subcommittee in the U.S.


The EverGreen Grass Band makes Roadhouse debut

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A July 19. The four-piece group (banjo, mandolin, guitar & bass guitar) from Wisconsin plays high-energy bluegrass influenced by punk, rock n roll, jam, and more. They were in town for performances at the Gun Flint Tavern Friday and Saturday night.

Joey's Random Fact

Random Fact: July 20

Cy Fortunato and Joey Chemelik are two hosts of the Youth Radio Project. Each time they host the program, Joey shares a random fact. This week, Joey shares an interesting fact about giraffes.

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