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North Woods Naturalist: Flowers that open and close

Some flowers close at night, others stay open. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how they do it and a bit about what we know why they do it.

A Year in the Wilderness: August 1 - Storms

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

Fisherman's Picnic

Sheriff: Picnic has calmed down for law enforcement over the years

Fisherman’s Picnic is just around the corner and Cook County law enforcement is ready. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about the Picnic then and now.

Learn about the value of clean water on a North Shore organic farm

Ryan Clark describes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program during a visit July 26 to the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm.

World's Best Donuts

Everything you ever wanted to know about World's Best Donuts

Everybody loves Grand Marais' World's Best Donuts--so Julie Carlson invited second- and third-generation donut makers Dee Brazell and Stacey Hawkins, and their mom, Sherrie Lindskog, to stop by The Roadhouse and chat about the fun stories and history behind this family-run business. Their first 'cash register' was a tackle box.

***WARNING***: Listening to this story may cause severe cravings and/or sudden trips to downtown Grand Marais. 

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Avoid being 'greenwashed' when looking for environmentally-friendly products

What do those labels on 'ecofriendly' products really mean? Dave chatted with Dr. Tim Smith of the U of MN Institute on the Environment's NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise to learn what to look for and how to better read those labels. Dr. Smith suggests the Good Guide phone app as one of many tools to help make more environmentally-friendly buying decisions.  

Patrick Knight is the founder of Good Measure Media

North Shore media company expands platform to include live broadcasts of local meetings

Local entrepreneur, cinematographer and technical engineer Patrick Knight continues to build his new company, Good Measure Media.

Fisherman's Picnic

A little rain later in the week, otherwise, a pleasant Fisherman's Picnic forecast

Nice summer weather ahead for Fisherman’s Picnic – but keep your umbrella handy on Thursday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart.

Organic farmer David Abazs and MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson talk North Shore produce

Commissioner of Agriculture visits North Shore organic farm

Dave Frederickson, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department Agriculture, visited the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm near Finland, Minnesota on Wednesday, July 27. 

Cook County Senior Center Lunch August 24

Grand Marais
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:00pm

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 30

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A dog kennel and outdoor adventure center proposed for the county.

Kali the dog and her family enjoy trips to the Quetico and BWCAW.

Dog survives roaring waterfall, 10 days alone near Boundary Waters

A trip in the Boundary Waters and Quetico Provincial Park turned tragic on July 4, when a family’s dog slipped and fell into a raging waterfall.


Courts resurfaced in time for Fisherman's Picnic tennis tourney

New tennis court surfaces, workforce housing and decisions on the new public works facility. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Stage Door: Practice Rooms

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

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