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Fireworks on the Grand Marais harbor, July 4, 2020 - Photo by David R. Johnson

Celebrating community volunteers: Putting on a light show

WTIP’s summer pledge drive is a celebration of volunteers—the people who share their time and talents with WTIP North Shore Radio.

Loons on Hungry Jack Lake 2018 - Photo by Dennis Chick

Celebrating community volunteers: Counting loons for the DNR

WTIP’s summer drive is a celebration of volunteers—the people who share their time and talents with WTIP North Shore Radio and other service organizations in our community.

Wooden Boat Show at North House by Annela Rova

Elements of Craft: On the Water

Elements of Craft is a series made in partnership with North House Folk School about natural materials used in traditional craft.

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Jay Andersen returns to WTIP airwaves to kick off summer member drive

Jay Andersen returned to the WTIP airwaves July 7 to help kick off the 2020 summer membership drive for the community radio station in Grand Marais. Andersen is the former news director at WTIP.

Vist Cook County's gentle reminder to observe physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Image courtesy of VCC

Visit Cook County and Chamber share a "Visitor Pledge"

Summer has arrived and with it an influx of visitors. That increase in population brings added concern about the potential spread of COVID-19.

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Northern Sky: June 20

Northern Sky - by Deane Morrison

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Theresa Oberg of Cook County Soil and Water, handing out trees in May 2020. Submitted photo.jpg

Pandemic doesn't stop 2020 Soil & Water Tree Sale

Operations were a bit different for the Cook County Soil & Water tree sale this year, but the end result was the same.

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Pack & Paddle - June 15

In this edition of "Pack & Paddle" with Scott Oeth, Scott recommends methods of keeping food cool when camping whether you're car camping with your Yeti or heading into the BWCAW.

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YMCA - AmeriCorps Collaboration

Jennifer Trowbridge and Sue Hakes were sworn in during a Zoom cremony Monday, June 8 as part of a larger MN AmeriCorps group as AmeriCorps members in service to the Cook County Community YMCA for

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North Woods Naturalist: Burgeoning of summer

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about the many happenings in our woods and waters as we head into the summer season.