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U.S. Marine Corps veteran RJ Keller

Veteran RJ Keller celebrates 102nd birthday

One of the oldest veterans on the North Shore is R.J. Keller, residing in the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay.

Rhonda Silence talks to him in this interview. 

Donna Lake

North Woods Naturalist: River and lake ice

Ice on area lakes and rivers seems to change frequently this time of year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson to learn more.

The Pajama Game and The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Grand Marais Playhouse
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Thu, 07/20/2017 (All day) - Sun, 08/13/2017 (All day)

Arboreal Writing Contest

Drury Lane Books
Sat, 04/29/2017 (All day)


DNR fish specialist gives update on North Shore steelhead

The results from a collaborative steelhead genetics study on Minnesota's North Shore streams and rivers confirmed that hybridization between steelhead and stocked Kamloops rainbow trout is indeed


The story behind Johnson's Foods mysterious statue

WTIP's Will Moore finds out what's up with the statue of a woman that has mysteriously appeared near Johnson's Foods in Grand Marais.

Eric Dregni

Author Eric Dregni on Italian camp and his new book

Eric Dregni is an author and associate professor of English, Italian, and Journalism at Concordia University.

Donn Branstrator

U of M's Donn Branstrator on spiny water flea

Donn Branstrator is a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a researcher at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.

Evergreen Grass Band

Evergreen Grass Band returns to the Roadhouse

Evergreen Grass Band returns with high-energy bluegrass to the Roadhouse. They are joined by Cook County's own Bill Hansen on dobro ahead of a gig at the Gunflint Tavern.

Sugarbush operator Bob LaMettry hard at work.

WTIP takes a tour of a local maple syrup operation

Warmer days and still-cool nights are ideal for maple syrup collection. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence visits a local sugarbush to find out how the season is going. 

Jon Kallberg

Jon Kallberg's enthralling Scenic Route debut

Jon Kallberg started out as a bass player in a band that played country hits, but nowadays he jams and weaves tunes on an array of unique guitars, including the 12 string harp guitars.

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Cook County YMCA reports progress to the county board

The Cook County YMCA presented the County Board with an update on memberships and what 2017 has in store for the local facility. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 

Early spring

Weather edges toward spring

Temps in the 40’s by the lake, 50’s over the ridge, during the day and no precip in sight.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart ab

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson on permit to carry and possible shooting range

Cook County has always been ranked right up at the top of the state in number of handgun permits to carry per capita.

Army Veteran Erik Packard in the BWCAW in March 2017

Veteran finds healing power of wilderness in the Boundary Waters

Erik Packard is a Minnesota resident and an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Not long after his last tour ended, Erik began suffering from PTSD and depression.

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