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WTIP North Shore Community Radio will broadcast a special Minnesota House District 3A candidate forum Tuesday, October 21st at 2 p.m.
Incumbent Rep. David Dill (D) and challenger Eric Johnson (R) will be in the studio to answer questions from WTIP News Director Jay Andersen and Cook County News Herald Editor Rhonda Silence. Listeners are welcome to participate by submitting questions before and during the forum.
WTIP, the local community radio station serving Minnesota’s North Shore and beyond, is hosting the only scheduled meeting of the two candidates. Constituents can tune in to 90.7 FM along the North Shore of Lake Superior, 89.1 FM on the Gunflint Trail, and 90.1 in Grand Portage. District 3A covers a large area and constituents can also listen to the forum through WTIP’s online streaming service at wtip.org.
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com or submitted by phone at 218-387-1070 or 800-473-9847. If you can’t listen in live, the program will be re-broadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 30th.
More information about WTIP is available online at www.wtip.org or by calling (218) 387-1070.
If you've ever thought about becoming more involved with community radio, you can stop in during WTIP's Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, October 22. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Debbie Benedict and Matthew Brown about this event on North Shore Morning.
Visit WTIP at 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais any time between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22nd, to learn about current volunteer openings at WTIP, including public affairs program hosts and various music program hosts. Staff will be on hand to discuss the opportunities, learn more about volunteer interests, and explain the process of becoming a trained host or co-host.
Can’t make it to the open house but interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer? Please call Matthew at 218-387-1070 or e-mail Volunteer@wtip.org.
The township of Lutsen meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month. However, in October all three of the Lutsen supervisors have other commitments. The regular Lutsen Town Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting at the town hall at 116 Caribou Trail.
For questions, contact Lutsen Town Clerk Amity Goettl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minneapolis-based performance company of Emily Johnson and Catalyst will perform the "The Thank-You Bar" at Grand Marais’ Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Oct 24 and 25, 2014, with four limited-capacity shows. WTIP's Will Moore spoke with Emily Johnson and James Everest of Catalyst Dance on North Shore Morning.
THE THANK-YOU BAR
at Grand Marais Arrowhead Center for the Arts:
Friday Oct 24 7pm
Friday Oct 24 9:30pm
Saturday Oct 25 2pm (matinee)
Saturday Oct 25 7pm
**BLACKFISH Concert Sat Oct 25 9pm (45 mins)
Emily Johnson/Catalyst bring their Bessie Award – winning performance installation, The Thank-you Bar to Grand Marais’ Arrowhead Center For The Arts Oct 24-25, 2014 as part of the fall season for the Grand Marais Playhouse. The Thank-you Bar first premiered in 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska, and has toured across the USA to wide acclaim, propelling choreographer Emily Johnson into the national and international spotlight as a visionary contemporary dance maker. In 2014, Emily Johnson / Catalyst received a MN State Arts Board “Arts Touring” Grant to bring a series of performances and workshops to Grand Marais in 2014 -15.
THE THANK-YOU BAR is an intimate performance experience intended to engage many levels of perception and expression. Through a sophisticated concept of theatrical space, unique and powerfully minimalist dancing, and a multi-layered original soundscore, Johnson’s illusory – yet partly true – stories ride the confluence of truth and myth. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Seating limited to 20 per performance.
The Bandadad Trail Association invites you to help get the Banadad Ski Trail ready for winter by helping with clearing and trimming low-hanging tree branches starting at the Banadad’s eastern trailhead on Saturday, Oct. 25.
According to several Trail Association members who hiked the first mile of the Banadad from the eastern trailhead, they came across nine large downed trees blocking the trail including a 10- to 12-inch aspen in a clump with several other trees it brought down; on either side of this clump of trees were two more large downed aspen. This section of the Banadad is within the BWCA where all maintenance must be done using hand tools.
“If what we experienced on the eastern end of the trail holds for the rest of the Banadad,” stated Ted Young, maintenance administrator, “we have got a real job ahead of us. Please join us; we really need your help!”
Volunteers meet for the Trail Work Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, 11 Poplar Creek Drive (just off the Lima Grade) Gunflint Trail. Hand tools and lunches will be provided to all volunteers. Wear sturdy clothing and boots.
After the work session volunteers and friends of the Banadad are invited to return to Heston’s Lodge, 579 S. Gunflint Road for the Banadad Trail Association’s fifth annual meeting followed by a pizza dinner cooked in Heston’s wood fired-outdoor oven and social hour. Festivities at Heston’s begin at 6 p.m.; RSVP at 218-388-2243.
For more information on the Trail Work Day and/or the Banadad Trail Association’s annual meeting and dinner, call 218-388-4487.
This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald ~ www.cookcountynews-herald.com
Grand Marais will soon have a source for local craft beer and a taproom where both seasonal and "flagship" beers can be enjoyed. One of the owners of the new brewery, Mike Prom, recently spoke with WTIP's Martha Marnocha about the new brewery.