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Thea Ennen & Dave JaVue return to The Roadhouse

River Falls, Wisc.-based singer/songwriters Thea Ennen and Dave JaVue visited The Roadhouse after a long absence. We were delighted to have them back and hear their moving, original folk music. 

Chris Koza

Chris Koza interview on the Scenic Route

Chris Koza is a Portland, OR native who made his way to Minnesota and the Minneapolis music scene after going to school at St. Olaf College in Northfield.


U of MN researchers develop new technology to make car tires from trees & grasses

A team at the U of MN has invented a new technology to produce renewable  car tires from trees and grasses. Lead researcher Prof. Paul Dauenhauer joined CJ to explain how it works and why it's an important breakthrough. 

courtesy Tom Crossmon

Shipwreck hunter finds locomotive at bottom of Lake Superior

Tom Crossmon of Hermantown, who hunts for shipwrecks, found something very unusual at the bottom of the Big Lake--an old locomotive. He joined Dave recently to tell the story of locating CP 694 near Marathon, Ontario.

Swim meet on March 11, 2017 at the YMCA. All photos by Martha Marnocha

Cook County rises to the top in local swim meet

There was an adult swim meet at the Cook County YMCA on Saturday, March 11.

ATV trail riding

County considers study on economic impact of local trails

The Cook County Parks and Trails Commission is considering taking on a study to find the economic impact of local trails, including ATV, skiing and other forms of recreation in the county.

Craig Horak

Tofte Supervisor Craig Horak running for re-election

Cook County’s West End townships will be holding annual meetings and elections on Tuesday, March 14.

Voters will be heading to the Schroeder Town Hall on March 14.

Schroeder supervisor candidate speaks to WTIP

Cook County’s West End townships will be holding annual meetings and elections on Tuesday, March 14. 

Community Conversation hosts Commissioner candidates

Ryan Bottger, Bobby Deschampe, David Keller and Jim Vannet. All four are vying for the Commissioner District One seat vacated by the resignation of Frank Moe.

Typical March weather

Bright, cold and no snow in the forecast

The big snow that hit the southern part of the state and the narrow band the hit the Northland missed us.

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Specialist discusses future of North Shore bees

Bees and other plant pollinators are facing a variety of challenges in Minnesota.

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Tuesday, March 28

Grand Marais
Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:00pm

There are regular meetings of AA in Cook County.

On Tuesdays there is an AA Big Book Study Group meeting at 6 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the

State Capitol

Rep. Rob Ecklund talks environment, labor and political climate

WTIP’s Jay Andersen checked in with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund on this week’s action at the Legislature.

Raven in Snow

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: March 10

The upper Gunflint has been in the midst of another grappling match between winter and spring.

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