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Grand Marais snowmobile water skipper Connor Ingram - Photo by Bruce Johnson Photography

Fisherman's Picnic sees snowmobiling waterskipping event

On Saturday, August 3, there was an unusual sight on the Grand Marais harbor.

Rosemaling - photo by Will Moore

Elements of Craft: Rosemaling

Elements of Craft is a series and podcast made in partnership with WTIP and North House Folk School, focusing on traditional crafts and natural materials.

The Cook County Community Fund advisory board - Photo courtesy of Duluth-Superior Community Fund

Community support from Cook County Community Fund

At the end of July, the Cook County Community Fund announced that grants totaling $20,000 would be given

Paulina Backstrom via Facebook.jpg

Benefit for Paulina Backstrom & family

There will be a Cancer Benefit Dinner for Paulina Backstrom and her family on Thursday, August 15th from 5:30 to 9 pm at Skyport Lodge / Raven Rock Grill.

The Mid-Trail Quilters are auctioning this beautiful quilt to support the Gunflint Fire Department - Submitted photo

Mid-Trail auction, quilt raffle and more on Wednesday

The Mid-Trail Property Owners Association is once again hosting an event to support the essential services of the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department.

The fierce Lake Superior Roller League crew - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Lake Superior Roller League -- learning and laughing

Back in May, WTIP talked to two women with a novel North Shore idea. Roseanne Cooley and Brandee Wenzel wanted to start a roller derby league in Cook County.

Mark Abrahamson (center) with a group of nursing students. Submitted photo

Mark Abrahamson retires after 30 years at North Shore Health

Mark Abrahamson is a voice familiar to many who regularly listen to WTIP.

Bald-Faced Hornet by Tony Hisgett via Flickr and Creative Commons (

North Woods Naturalist: Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-Faced Hornets are found all across the country.  You may not have heard of them, but you've probably seen their volleyball-sized paper wasp-like nests before.  WTIP's CJ Heithof

Gunflint Canoe Race men's mile race winners Dillon and Nick. Congrats to all the racers! Photo by Rhonda Silence

Voices of the Gunflint Canoe Races

WTIP Community Radio was on hand at the 2019 Gunflint Trail Canoe Races on Wednesday, July 17.

Star Map July 2019 by Deane Morrison

Northern Sky: July 20 - Aug 2

NORTHERN SKY - Deane Morrison
July 20 - August 2, 2019