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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for September 19

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Lighthouse Beacon in Grand Marais (Steve Dumire /Flikr)

Cook County Community Fund annual awards reception, September 22

Non-profits in our region are crucial to the strength of our community; and our community also keeps them strong. 

Sen. Al Franken

Senator sides with Pope on climate change

Sen. Al Franken, with several other of his colleagues have drafted a resolution supporting the recent climate change encyclical from Pope Francis.

Golf Scramble fundraiser for North Shore Health Care Foundation set for September 27

This is the 20th year that the North Shore Health Care Foundation has sponsored a Golf Scramble.

News from Lutsen Town Board meeting

WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan talked with Andrew Beavers, supervisor of the Lutsen Township Board, about their most recent meeting.

Election 2015

Cook County Chamber hosts District 3A DFL Primary Forum

On Wednesday, September 16, the Cook County Chamber of Commerce with WTIP and the Cook County News Herald held a Candidate Forum featuring the four DFL candidates competing in the September 29 Primary

Lake County Emergency Management's B.J. Kohlstedt leads the group in a simulation exercise

US and Canada come together for cross-border emergency training

Emergency services providers and officials from the United States and Ontario are participating in a four-day Integrated Emergency Management Course with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’

'Empty Bowls' fundraiser offers Make-A-Bowl sessions through October 19

The Grand Marais Art Colony invites the community to participate in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser by signing up for a Make-a-Bowl session.

Mountain Stage comes to Grand Marais September 17&18

Mountain Stage is a two hour live radio program that features a variety of musical styles…and they will be doing two shows in Grand Marais this week.


High energy start to school at GES

School is back in session and the energy at Great Expectations is worth saving and bottling for later use. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with school administrator Peter James.