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New MnDOT radio towers not yet a done deal

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:36am

At next Tuesday’s County Board meeting, March 10, key users of the ARMER emergency communications system will fill in the commissioners on how the radio system works and what coverage is needed…including discussion of controversial tower size and placement. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with county IT director Rena Rogers.

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American Civil War presentation at Grand Marais Library March 6

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:22pm

Arn Kind of Historical Experiences will visit the Grand Marais Public Library at 6 p.m. March 6 to present an interactive program about Minnesota’s involvement in the American Civil War.

A very important part of Arn's presentations are the artifacts, uniforms and equipment that participants are allowed to observe, handle, and interact with as part of their hands-on experience in living the history.

Kind is a member of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a reenactment group based out of Fort Snelling. Because this group is noted for its authenticity, it has appeared in many documentaries and historical feature films such as The Blue and the Gray, North & South, Glory, Gettysburg, Dances With Wolves, and Gods and Generals. Kind will bring this authenticity to his presentation.

The program is sponsored by Arrowhead Library System and funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Patsy at the library, (218) 387-1140.

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This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

'Music from the Tip O' the Arrowhead' exhibit debuts in May

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:38pm

"Music from the Tip O’ the Arrowhead" is a new Historical Society exhibit featuring historical as well as current local music in our area. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Carrie McHugh of the Cook County Historical Society about this exhibit on North Shore Morning.

(Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)
 

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Dog Days of Winter celebration on March 8

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:03pm

You don’t need a dog to enjoy the ‘Dog Days of Winter’ event this weekend. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Cathy Quinn of Go Dog North Shore, and Mary Manning with Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated, on North Shore Morning

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The first-ever Dog Days of Winter is scheduled for Sunday, March 8th from 11 am until 4 pm at Trail Center Lodge on Poplar Lake. This day-long event features multiple dog sled races, skijoring races, snowman building competitions, snow sculptures and much more.  Mushers and skijorers interested in participating in the fun run can register on-site the day of the event.  The event is hosted by Trail Center Lodge, Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated and Go Dog North Shore. 

More information is available online at http://www.trailcenterlodge.com/dog-days-of-winter.html

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Cook County has Maternal Child Health resources and services

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:05pm

Moms and other caregivers of new babies have a friend in Public Health.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Public Health Nurse Allison Heeren on North Shore Morning

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Grand Marais Public Library presentation offers Civil War 'Experience'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:30pm

The public can participate in Minnesota’s Civil War experience through an interactive presentation being offered at the Grand Marais Public Library. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with Arn Kind of Historical Experiences on North Shore Morning. 

Mr. Arn Kind, from Historical Experiences, will be visiting the Grand Marais Public Library on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. to present an interactive program about Minnesota's involvement in the American Civil War.

A very important part of Arn's presentations are the artifacts, uniforms and equipment that participants are allowed to observe, handle, and interact with as part of their hands-on experience in living the history.

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