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News and information, interviews, weather, upcoming events, music, school news, and many special features. North Shore Morning includes our popular trivia question - Pop Quiz! The North Shore Morning program is the place to connect with the people, culture and events of our region!


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Backpacking 101 - Michelle Schroeder

Backpacking 101 - Michelle Schroeder
June 4, 2019

Backpacking 101 with Michelle Schroeder is a monthly feature on WTIP’s North Shore Morning.
Michelle owns Backpack the Trails LLC and has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years.

WTIP's North Shore Morning host, Brian Neil talks with Michelle about preparing for hiking / backpacking during this transitional time of year.



Summer Food Program for Children

North Shore Morning host, Brian Neil talks with Lori Backlund about the ISD 166 - Summer Food Program for kids age 18 and younger.  It's a free program beginning June 10th through August 22, 2019 serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.


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Backpacking 101 - Michelle Schroeder

North Shore Morning host, Brian Neil talks with Michelle Schroeder about "How to Keep From Doing Stupid 'stuff' on the Trail" or "Backpacking 101".

Michelle is the owner of Backpack The Trails LLC and recently presented at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Expo in Minneapolis.

Michelle will be doing monthly interviews on WTIP's North Shore Morning.


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Violence Prevention Center Update - May 2019

North Shore Morning host, Dennis Waldrop, talks with Lindsey Gau and Carly Puch from the Violence Prevention Center about Mental Health Awareness Month and the intersection of  mental health and sexual violence.


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North Woods Naturalist: Spring changes

Recent snow along the North Shore may have put sping on a brief hold, but, soon enough springtime weather will be upon us.

WTIP's CJ Heithoff spoke with naturalist Chel Anderson about everything that changes in the spring in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.


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North Woods Naturalist: Bird songs

It's the time of year when the birds start singing away.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the physiology behind bird songs in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.  


Pat "Paddy" Bayle along the Gunflint Trail

Historic Cook County: The demise of a trapper along the Gunflint Narrows

There are many stories from the early days of northeast Minnesota, and it’s the mission of the Cook County Historical Society to document and record these glimpses of our past. Here’s an excerpt from a 2008 oral history by LeRoy Creech. Creech recalls a story he’d been told by Pat "Paddy" Bayle about finding the body of a 1900s fur trapper along the Gunflint Narrows.

LeRoy “Lee” Creech was the son of Judge James and Hazel (Andersen) Creech, and lived in “Creechville” in Grand Marais for 75 years. Lee worked at a gas station, the Forest Service, the Cook County School District and also owned and operated the NAPA store in Grand Marais until his retirement in 1993. Lee enjoyed fishing, playing music, and spending time at the family's cabin on Clearwater Lake. Lee died in 2012.

Patrick ”Paddy” Bayle was a former state forester and Cook County sheriff and served for 27 years as area forest ranger. Pat Bayle died in 1954 at the age of 77. The Pat Bayle State Forest is located near Grand Marais.

View the slideshow for photos of Pat "Paddy" Bayle and LeRoy "Lee" Creech.

This feature is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society, and produced by Martha Marnocha.



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International Wolf Center Update - April 16, 2019

North Shore Morning Host, Brian Neil talks with International Wolf Center Executive Director, Rob Shultz for the IWC Update.



North Woods Naturalist: Ice

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how ice is formed on our lakes and rivers in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.



Tammy Schotzko - From Clutter to Calm

CJ Heithoff talks with Tammy Schotzko, aka "The House Whisperer".

"From Calm to Clutter" is the theme of two programs that the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is sponsoring on October 24th and 25th.
Tammy Schotzko is a Certified Professional Organizer and will offer strategies for families of pre-schoolers and elementary-age children on Wednesday, October 24th.
On Thursday, October 25th, she'll focus on "tweens" and teens. Both programs are free and will be held at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic classroom from 5:30 to 7 pm. 

RSVPs to  or  218-387-2330.