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Jerry Vandiver, Caitlin Evanson, and Jay Gustafson perform outside WTIP.
Jerry Vandiver (guitar), Caitlin Evanson (fiddle), and Jay Gustafson (harmonica) joined Ann and Will for another outside performance on the...
Photo courtesy Buck Benson
Scientists are watching out for algae blooms on Lake Superior…it’s warm enough this summer for them to happen.

Bob Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, spoke with Ann about what algae blooms they are watching for and...
Ari and Chris Silver - from back cover of Sheltered
Chris and Ari Silver are a father and son Americana duo from River Falls, WI. They join host Will Moore live from their home studio to pick some of their favorite tunes, including some from their new album Sheltered, which was recorded during quarantining from the...
Photo from danceatticmusic.com
Dance Attic is a duo from Duluth, MN featuring Suzi Ludwig (accordion, vocals) and Jimi Cooper guitar (guitar, ukulele, vocals).
They joined Will and Ann on Roadhouse to perform a few songs and talk about their unique sound.  You can learn more about Dance Attic...
Photo courtesy Bill Hansen
Community member Bill Hansen was in the middle of a Peace Corps stint in Uganda when the pandemic hit and he had to return home.  Bill joined Ann on The Roadhouse to update us on some of the projects he was involved in there and will be again when he is able to return to Uganda, including the...
Students are invited to tie-dye their own masks. Photo by Mila Horak
A special mask tie-dying opportunity for all Cook County students is coming up on August 8, 9,...

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"Northern Sky" by Deane Morrison for August 1 - 14, 2020.

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A tree struck by lightning in Quetico Provincial Park in the summer of 2020. Photo by Ian Gill
Though many of the traditional entrances to Quetico Provincial Park are closed to visitors entering...
Fika Coffee and Java Moose - along with local design company Hoaglund Designs - launched the Sisu Coffee Project in 2020.
Fika Coffee and Java Moose - along with local design company Hoaglund Designs - are launching the...
Superior National Forest Update
"Superior National Forest Update" with Steve Robertsen, education and interpretation...
Fireflare Orange Mollis Azalea.  Photo from North Dakota State University via Creative Commons.
July's Northern Gardening is all about small trees and great shrubs for zones 3 & 4. ...
Superior National Forest Update
Superior National Forest Update with Education and Interpretation Specialist, Steve Robertsen...
 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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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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"Money Matters" with Scott Oeth is a monthly feature on WTIP's North Shore...
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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...