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The Saints of Circumstance

Northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance returned to The Roadhouse once again.  The group is a quartet of David Blong (guitar), Olaf Kirsten (guitar), Jeff Kriner (drums), and Scott McCafferty (bass).  More information about the group can be found...


Cover of New Set of Eyes
Local Cook County musicians Joe Paulik and Al Oikari are back to talk about their latest collaboration - a new album from Paulik produced by Oikari called "New Set of Eyes". Paulik details the stories behind several of the songs on the record, many of which were written decades ago, and...
Richie and Gabe
Richie Yurkovich and his wife Gabe are fixtures in the Wisconsin polka community with the group Polkarioty, playing all over the upper Midwest. They joined Will and Carl Solander on a special Oktoberfest Sidetracks. This session was recorded live on...
Robert Jones and Matt Watroba
Detriot Duo Robert Jones and Matt Watroba were in Grand Marais for a concert organized by the North Shore Music Association on Friday, October 12.  Prior to the concert, they stopped by the WTIP studios for a special Thirsty Boots hosted by Carl Solander, on Thursday, October 11.  Then on...
Cover of "Sorrows always Swim"
North Shore folky-tonk duo Pushing Chain return with a new album called "Sorrows Always Swim", their second full-length release featuring a dozen original songs recorded in Austin TX. Guitarist Boyd "Bump" Blomberg and fiddler Adam Moe join Will Moore to talk about what...
The Cook County Middle School 8th grade volleyball Vikings celebrate their Gold championship!
On Saturday, October 13, a Vikings volleyball team of 7th and 8th grade players traveled to Moose...
Former coach Pam Taylor along with current coach Marlene Wester
On Thursday, October 11, the Cook County Vikings volleyball team played their last home game of the...
Red Rock Variation - George Morrison
"Closing the Circle: Artist George Morrison"
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Sawtooth Elementary students had an opportunity to see a fire truck up close on Tuesday, October 9.  Photo by Sterling Anderson.
Fire Prevention Week is this week, October 7 -13.  Every year during Fire Prevention Week, the...
Wind turbine
Wind has certainly been in the headlines locally this month.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks...
Northern Gardening
October's edition of Northern Gardening featured a discussion on herbs in the garden, and in...

National Forest Update – October 11, 2018.

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Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Billy Magee with Ernest Oberholtzer
Ernest Oberholtzer was a quiet man who lived most of his life on an island in Rainy Lake. He is...
Joan Farnam
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...

Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...

Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...



Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...
Woman in Tibet. Photo courtesy of Flickr
The remote setting of Cook County on the North Shore of Lake Superior, coupled with the...
Eagle Sentinels
Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred...

National Forest Update – September 6, 2018.

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Vicki's Chanterelles
Magnetic North 9/4/18
Time traveling around Mother Superior

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Wildersmith on the Gunflint    by     Fred...