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Author Mary Casanova on writing process and upcoming North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

Mary Casanova is a children's author from Minnesota, and she recently spoke with WTIP about her experience in writing over the years.


Didgeridoo presentation at the Grand Marais Library Wednesday

The Grand Marais Library is hosting a very interesting program on Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

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Following the family tree: A community conversation

In an era where tracking down relatives, long-lost friendships and even one’s family history is more accessible than ever before, two Cook County residents are in the process of connecting with


Bikers hit the trails in Sawtooth Challenge Saturday

The Sawtooth Challenge Bike Race will take place at Pincushion Mountain Trails on Saturday, October 21, starting at 9 a.m. There are a number of different races--in length and route. 


Camp Chow to Puerto Rico continues

The island nation of Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the Category 4 hurricane that hit on September 20. Hurricane Maria made direct landfall with 150 mph winds, devastating the U.S.


Winterizing lodges along the Gunflint Trail

Many lodges on the Gunflint Trail are busy this time of year, but not necessarily with packed cabins or outfitting canoe trips.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson recently took a trip up the Tr


Lutsen sculptor Tom Christiansen among "50 over 50" honorees

Each year AARP Minnesota presents “50 Over 50”—a list of 50 incredible individuals over the age of 50 from across Minnesota who are making an impact.


Grand Portage community comes together with the CACHE Project

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.”


Northern Gardening - Vegetables in Cook County


Devin Smith wins motocross championship

A motocross racer with a local connection had a great summer season. WTIP's Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview.