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Art Colony representatives in the new space - Sally Berg, Kathi Polley, Ruth Pszwaro, Lyla Brown - Photo by R Silence

Grand Marais Art Colony officially announces building purchase

In May 2019, WTIP Community Radio learned that the Grand Marais Art Colony made a purchase offer for the former North Shore Pharmacy building in Grand Marais.


Winston, a beloved pet who perished after a fall from a Cascade River overlook. Photo courtesy of Anastasia Kazmina

A heartbreaking trek on Cascade River trail

A woman hiking the Cascade River State Park trail with her small dog, Winston, experienced something every pet owner dreads—the loss of her pet.


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Pack & Paddle with Scott Oeth "Bushcraft"

Pack and Paddle with Scott Oeth of Bull Moose Patrol

In this edition, Scott talks to us about "bushcraft".


Local motorcycle enthusiasts hope that riders--like the person who owns this bike--will join for group rides. Photo F. Andrews

Motorcycle enthusiasts launch riding group

A group of local motorcycle enthusiasts, spearheaded by Andy Andrews and Chris Lang, are proposing the formation of a motorcycle club, the “Cook County Regulars.”


North 61 is a family business that opened in June 2019 in Schroeder. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

New business selling North Shore apparel opens in Schroeder

There is a new business on the west end of Cook County on Highway 61 in Schroeder.


 Courtesy Cook County Historical Society archives.

The Search for the Hovland Fishermen

Lake Superior can be beautiful and inspiring, but it also has its share of tragic stories.


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In the Spirit of Medicine - Dr. Arne Vainio "Promise of a Warrior"

Dr. Arne Vainio is an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac reservation in Cloquet.


Lynne Wiitala at a recent athletic event in Duluth. Submitted photo

Tofte resident competing in Grandma's Marathon

Many thousands of runners are arriving in Duluth today (June 21) for the events surrounding Grandma’s Marathon.


An estimated 25 million trees toppled during the 1999 Blowdown storm. Photo courtesy of Jim Cordes.

Looking back on the 1999 Blowdown storm

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms roared across northern Minnesota.


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DNR's Carol Hall - Talks Turtles

North Shore Morning host, Mark Abrahamson, talks with Minnesota DNR Herpetologist, Carol Hall about -  turtles on the move.