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Busy winter for the Grand Marais Playhouse

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:49pm

Winter is a busy season for the Grand Marais Playhouse. WTIP host Marnie McMillan spoke with Sue Hennessey about all the activity happening at the Playhouse on North Shore Morning.

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Off the mountain and on the phone: a conversation with explorer Lonnie Dupre

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:34am

After conquering the mountain solo in January, Lonnie Dupre is off the mountain and will back in Cook County by the end of the month. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Lonnie on “Daybreak” Thursday morning.

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Grand Portage Elder Nutrition Program offers healthy meals and good company

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:01pm

The Grand Portage Elder Nutrition Program offers a hearty daily meal providing 1/3 of the recommended RDAs for adults 50 years and older. Community members are invited to come enjoy a meal and good conversation with friends. Transportation is available.

Please call Patty or Carol at ENP at 475-2655 or 2002 for more information.


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Senator Franken Visits Sawtooth Mountain Clinic for Discussion on State of Rural Health

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:34am

On Saturday, January 17th Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken was at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic for a discussion with local health care providers on the state of rural health. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this feature on Senator Franken’s visit.

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Red Cross seeks 'everyday hero' nominations

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:19am

The Red Cross is looking for nominations to honor heroes – people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, often in everyday life. WTIP host Mary Manning spoke with Phil Hansen of the American Red Cross on North Shore Morning.

For more information about nominations, go to  

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North Shore Hospital considers discontinuing labor and delivery services

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:54pm

The Cook County North Shore Hospital will be holding its regular meeting on Thursday, January 22, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Hospital Board Room. It is a regular meeting however there is an issue on the agenda that has raised concerns among some community members. For many years the North Shore Hospital has faced the challenge of maintaining its labor and delivery services with a limited number of births each year.  At the next meeting the board will once again be considering this issue, possibly discontinuing labor and delivery services at the local hospital.

Many families elect to travel to a Duluth hospital to deliver and some higher-risk pregnancies must go there, but there are other who want to have their baby born close to home. And yet others end up doing so because they have a very fast labor.

A Facebook page: Comment Now! Cook County Hospital Considers No More Births has been started with passionate comments from community members on both sides of the issue.

Anyone who would like to let the Hospital Board know their thoughts on the subject can do so during the public comment period at the start of the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Comments could also be emailed to hospital board members:

Chair Tom Spence  at
Kay Olson at
Justin Mueller at

Other hospital board members can be reached by phone at:
Sharon Bloomquist 387-1714
Howard Abrahmson 387-2326


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