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Weather will hold up for a dry 99er

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:44am
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It promises to be a good weekend for mountain biking. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about the prospects for a sunny Lutsen 99er.

 

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City supports mountain bike trails designation

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:09am
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The city has signed on to support regional trail designation for the county. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

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Northwoods Fiber Guild exhibit "Through Our Hands" opens June 26

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:35pm

The Northwoods Fiber Guild (NFG) is pleased to announce an exhibition of fiber works entitled Through Our Hands IV.  The exhibit will open at the Johnson Heritage Post gallery in Grand Marais on June 26 and run through July 19.                                                            

The show will feature a variety of fiber art by NFG members – all local artists and artisans who live along the North Shore and Thunder Bay. The selection of fiber works include weaving, knitting, felting, quilts, paper, beadwork, jewelry, baskets, wood carving, clothing, accessories, sculpture, wall hangings, rugs, gifts and other mixed media. Most of the art work will be for sale. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the JHP gallery. This is the guild’s fourth exhibition at the JHP, and as in past years there will be plenty to ooh and aah about – from incredible fiber wonders to tasty hors d'oeuvres. NFG president, Anne Hegg stated, “We are excited about our upcoming show, Through Our Hands IV. It is one of the many ways we are always sharing our love of fiber with each other and the wider community.”                       

Committee to recommend changes to ATV use on parts of Gunflint Trail

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:16am
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A study committee will recommend new ATV uses for parts of the Gunflint Trail.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about recommendations for the next county board meeting.

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Rep. David Dill recaps the Legislature's main and special sessions

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:16am
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Rep. David Dill (DFL--District 3A looks back on the full legislative session and the special session. Dill answers critics by claiming the legislators did their jobs and passed all the bills they needed to, but the governor exercised his veto power, resulting in a special session. In addition to the budget, he talks about energy legislation and the lack of a transportation bill.

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Variety of summer activities offered at North House Folk School

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:38pm
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The next few months will offer lots of events and activites at North House Folk School. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with the Folk School's Matt Nesheim on North Shore Morning. 
 

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