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Superior National Forest Update: October 1

Hi. This is Myra Theimer, silviculturalist, with this week’s National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east end of the Forest.

Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioner Doo-Kirk talks about challenges ahead for the county

In preparation for the November 8 General Election, WTIP’s Jay Andersen has been interviewing local candidates about the challenges and opportunities of holding public office.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: September 29

Sophia, Kalina, Tori and Arlo report the latest School News.

Keep an eye out for this guy and his friends if you are driving the West End back roads in search of fall colors

West End News: September 29

Congratulations to Dave and Amy Freeman for completing their “Year in the Wilderness” project this week.

A black bear visits a North Shore home on Sept. 28. Photo by Ardie Lien.

Local DNR officer talks autumn bear activity

Bears are busy foraging the forests at this time of year getting ready for winter.

Fall color

Nice fall weather perfect for a color tour

Looks like a dry weekend ahead with temps in the 60’s and not much wind, so the color will stay on the trees.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Ke

Ann Reed cycling

Ann Reed calls in to The Scenic Route

Ann Reed is a Minnesota born songwriter who's career spans over 30 years and 20 albums.

Commissioner Gamble

Commissioners set preliminary levy and sales tax increase

The County Commissioners are locked in the hard work of budgeting.

Valerie Marasco

Wiinanen retires, Marasco takes over at Emergency Management

There’s a changing of the guard at the county’s Emergency Management director’s office.

Teresa Borak

Flu shot season is here

Flu Shot season is here. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO Rita Plourde and outreach nurse Theresa Borak talk about influenza and the flu clinics with WTIP’s Jay Andersen.

Tettegouche State Park

Tettegouche State Park, Near Silver Bay

Tettegouche State Park, is on the north shore of Lake Superior on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park offers hiking trails, camping, trout lakes, rock climbing, an

Clean, drain, dry

County will have a new AIS billboard yet this year

The boating season is winding down and we made it through the summer with no new aquatic invasive species showing up in our lakes.

Tettegouche painting

British artist Charlotte Durie's Cook County connection

 Charlotte Durie is an English artist living in Wales who has been coming to the North Shore since she was a child in the 1970s.

Rocks and Water by David Grinstead

Geology expert John Green visits Cook County

Prof. John Green is a retired geology professor from UMD whose specialty is the geology of the Arrowhead region. He was in town to give a presentation at Chik-Wauk Nature Center and Museum, and was good enough to stop by and chat with Dave about all things North Shore rocks. He has written one of the definitive guides to rocks in our area, "Geology on Display: Geology and scenery of Minnesota's North Shore state parks."


Chastity Brown brings powerful voice, original music to Studio A

Folk/roots/blues powerhouse Chastity Brown stopped by The Roadhouse recently with her guitarist, Robert Mulrennan, to play and discuss her  work. You can learn about her upcoming album, touring schedule, and more, here.

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