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Canadian explores Gunflint Lake en route to East Coast

Mike Ranta is a Canadian adventurer and activist who is making a routine of navigating the wilds of his country. Ranta is once again traveling across Canada via foot and canoe in 2017.


"Sisters on the Fly" gather at Grand Marais Rec Park

"Sisters on the Fly," a national organization of adventurous women has a Minnesota chapter. Some of its members are at the Grand Marais Rec Park this weekend.


Radio Waves Music Festival, Thursday Conversation topic

The Radio Waves Music Festival will take place Sept. 8-10 right here in Grand Marias. The tunes start at 4 p.m.


Folds of Honor golf challenge at Superior National

Heath Ekstrom, the golf professional at Superior National at Lutsen, is taking part in a golfing challenge on September 10.


Briand Morrison: sharing musical impressions

Briand Morrison will be presenting Musical Impressions: the Art of George Morrison at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais on Thursday, September 7, starting with a reception at 5:30 p.m


North Woods Naturalist: Avian Affairs

Birds are flocking, some of the insect eaters are leaving and the woods are much more quiet than a month ago.


Vikings football coach confident as season opener arrives

It’s time for fall sports again here in Cook County. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds outs out what is happening with the local football team in this interview with Head Coach Mitch Dorr.


International baseball tournament rolls into Thunder Bay

The 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay will see 50 games played September 1 and September 10.


New program advocate at Violence Prevention Center

The Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais has a new staff member. We get to know Lindsey Gau, the VPC’s new program advocate, in this interview. 


Northwoods Volunteer Connection current and upcoming projects

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection recently helped with Path of the Paddle in Ontario, and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with the executive director of NVC, Laurel Wilson about that project, as well