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Karen Obinger of the Grace Notes
The Northern Music Hour is a one-hour program exploring the musical heritage of the North Shore's Scandinavian settlers. As part of the February 2020 program, producer Martha Marnocha talked with The Grace Notes - a local Cook County trio that specializes in European folk and American old-time...
Jared Munch outside the WTIP studios in June 2019.  File photo.
This summer, Jared Munch went on the adventure of a lifetime, stand-up paddleboarding from Duluth to the Arctic Ocean. 

His trip took him through Grand Marais and he took a short break to stop by the WTIP studios in June.  Listen to that interview...
Mick Caouette.  Photo from southhillfilms.com.
A new film about Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first woman cabinet member, will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:20 at the Grand Marais Public Library.

Filmmaker Mick Caouette joined Brian to tell us more about the...
Photo courtesy Buck Benson
Here’s a recent study finding that’s perfect for February…cold temperatures might make us desire more social contact.

One of the researchers, Dr. Adam Fay, an assistant professor of psychology at State University of New York, Oswego joined Brian on The Roadhouse to...
Dan Rodriguez - photo by Darin Back via Facebook
Dan Rodriguez is a Michigan-born songwriter who's been making music and calling Minneapolis home for the past fifteen years. He speaks with host Will Moore about his style of soulful Americana, his love of whiskey and hunting, and talks about what it was like to make an album with a renowned...
Matt Conlin and his daughters at the Father-Daughter Dance 2019
Cook County Girl Scouts are once again hosting a Father-Daughter Dance. The event is a fun-filled,...
Photo by normanack via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
February's edition of Northern Gardening is all about "great vegetable seeds for Northern...
Sumitted by Deane Morrison
Deane Morrison is a science writer for the University of MN and authors the Minnesota Starwatch...
Polar Plunge Duluth 2020 participants - Heather Smith, Bryann Bockovich, Monica Wilson - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics...
Purple Finch.  Photo by Dennis Chick.
How do birds survive the northern winters?

WTIP's CJ Heithoff learns about the...
Photo by normanack via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
February's edition of Northern Gardening is all about "great vegetable seeds for Northern...
Superior National Forest Update
National Forest Update – February 13, 2020.

Hi.  This is...
 Courtesy Cook County Historical Society archives.
Lake Superior can be beautiful and inspiring, but it also has its share of tragic stories. The...
Photo by Jason Carpenter on Flickr
Reports of UFOs date back to as early as 1400 BC, and Cook County is no exception. During the...
 
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
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Sawtooth Mountain Elementary - School News with Levi and Ella.
February 13,...
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by    Fred...


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...


Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day
Great Expectations School News with Iris and Redding.
January 17,...
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...