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Former Grand Marais resident Robert Saethre is an engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Photo courtesy of Robert Saethre

Grand Marais man working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Robert Saethre, a 1983 graduate of Cook County High School, is now working as an electrical engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.


Christmas in Grand Marais - Photo by David R. Johnson

A WTIP roving report of Christmas memories

As Christmas approached, WTIP Community Radio reached out to some of listeners to ask if they had a favorite holiday memory to share.


Some of the girls of Girl Scout Troop 4279 with Christmas crafts - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County Girl Scouts share thoughts on Christmas

Cook County Girl Scout Troop 4279 in Grand Marais is as excited about the holidays as anyone can be.


Submitted photo

Sled Dogs, Cold Toes and a Gal from Texas Podcast: Episode 4

In episode four of the Sled Dogs, Cold Toes and A Gal from Texas Podcast, Anastasia learns about driving in snow, cleaning up after dogs and what neighbors do when help is needed in the North Woods.&n


GES Fawns Photo by Rhonda Silence

Holiday songs by GES students

Great Expectations School Bearcubs (kindergarten) and Fawns (first-graders) visited WTIP this week to sing holiday songs for you.
Enjoy!


 Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS.

Northern Gardening: Bee-friendly gardens

December's Northern Gardening is about "Bee Friendly Gardens for Native Bees".  Host Diane Booth is joined by Elaine Evans, U of M Extension educator and bee researcher.


Taylor Everson was St. Lucia at the 2019 Julefest at Bethlehem Lutheran Church  - Photo courtesy of the family

A St.Lucia family tradition for Taylor Everson

The “queen of lights,” St. Lucia, visited Grand Marais on Saturday, December 7.


Kristin DeArruda Wharton

Community conversation with a master herbalist and naturopath

Master Herbalist and Naturopath Gigi Stafne completed a month-long residency at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais this fall.


Northern Lights in Cook County. Photo by Travis Novitsky

'Dark Sky Memories' from Grand Portage

Shelley McIntire is a longtime resident of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Photo courtesy Cook Cook County Alpine Ski team.

Alpine team practicing for upcoming season

The Cook County Alpine ski team got off to an early start on the 2019-2020 season with plenty of early cold temperatures and snow.  By mid-November, the team was on the slopes and able to practic