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Anishinaabe Way: Indians in Public Art

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:16am

"Indians in Public Art: Changing the Image" is a traveling exhibition of student art work. Seven students from the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage created work for the show. In this segment, four of the students share what inspired each of their pieces. I also speak to art instructor Belle Janicek about why she decided to bring the project to Grand Portage. The exhibit is part of a broader effort to raise public awareness about art in the state Capitol and other prominent public spaces in Minnesota and how that art depicts Native Americans. For more information on the Public Art Project please visit


A new season at Chik-Wauk

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:08am

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is now open for its sixth season.  WTIP's Jana Berka spoke with new site manager Bonnie Schudy The Museum is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, through October 18th.  More information at 388-9915 or online.



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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 23

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:47am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories. A wild rice deal reached in the Legislature. Airport runway is funded. A body is identified at Gooseberry Park and scientists test the big lake for warming…all this and more in the week’s news.


Memorial Day events on Monday, May 25

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:11am

There are a number of events in Cook County to remember our nation’s fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. At 9 a.m. a church service will be held at the Maple Hill Church in Grand Marais. At 11 a.m., American Legion Post 413 will conduct a ceremony on the lawn of the Cook County courthouse. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be served by the Post 413 Legion Auxiliary at the legion lounge. The lunch is $5 for non-veterans and free for all veterans.

The Cook County News-Herald wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

City okays Farmer and Craft Market use of municipal parking lot

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:15pm

The Cook County Farm and Craft Market will be held as usual in the city’s municipal parking lot on Broadway beginning Memorial Day weekend—this coming weekend. The permit for that activity was approved at the Grand Marais City Council on Wednesday, May 13. While there was some concern expressed about the number of parking spaces blocked off for the weekly event, and when the barricades are placed, Farmer’s Market representative Tom Crosby assured councilors that the organizers have worked well with local business owners and responded to their complaints in the past.

For instance, Crosby said the farmer’s market doesn’t use all of the allotted parking spaces if all of the vendors don’t show up, and a route for emergency vehicles and other necessary traffic is maintained. As far as blocking off the spaces too early, Crosby said organizers try to wait until 4 or 4:30 p.m. Friday so as not to interfere with the customers patronizing the adjacent businesses. The council was satisfied with the plans and gave its approval for the permit. The farmer’s market will run through the fall on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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"Music from the Tip 'O the Arrowhead exhibit opens at Cook County Historical Society Museum Saturday

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:13pm

The Cook County Historical Society will host an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23 to welcome a new museum exhibit, Music from the Tip ’O the Arrowhead.

Musical traditions and destinations abound in Cook County, and the latest exhibit celebrates 100 years of dances, pow wows, concerts, and festivals. Follow the development of musical traditions from 1917 when the “outlaw” bridge border crossing allowed international gatherings… all the way to today’s music scene. Local venues and musicians are featured with photos, posters, and video.

You can learn about the various artists, bands, combos, and ensembles of the past. As part of this “growing” exhibit, residents are encouraged to add their own memories and memorabilia to the community music scrapbook, as well as play a tune on the exhibit’s electric piano!

The opening reception will feature live music and refreshments. The event is free. Call the museum, located at 8 S. Broadway, Grand Marais, at (218) 387-2883 for more information.


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