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Wet weather ahead, possible flooding

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:12am

Rain and possible flash floods start the week, but the sun comes out afterwards. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Church Basement Ladies -- in dinner theater May 22 - 23

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:01am

The Church Basement Ladies returns as dinner theater for three performances only. The Grand Marais Playhouse is collaborating with the real church ladies of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on May 22, 23 and 24 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Social Room. Don’t miss this delicious dinner prepared by the Lutheran Church ladies and the delightful play performed by talented local actors.

Tickets are $25. There is limited seating, so get your tickets now! Obtain your advance tickets at or call the Grand Marais Playhouse at (218) 387-1284.

Grand Marais Lioness Club social gathering to recruit new members

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:59am

The Grand Marais Lioness Club is having a social and recruitment gathering on the evening of May 20 at Sven and Ole’s on Broadway at 6:30 p.m. Free food and beverages will be offered and a chance to learn more about this “can do” organization.

Lioness members are urged to bring guests, but you don’t need an invitation other than this one.

The Grand Marais Lioness Club is an important asset to the community, donating to many worthy causes from the club’s fundraisers and dues. The Lioness Club meets monthly and hears from a guest speaker, many from our own community.  The Lioness Club joins in projects with the Grand Marais Lions Club and enjoys joint gatherings with them twice a year.

Find out more about this vibrant group on Tuesday, May 20.  Come and join the fun. Lioness Judy Siegle says, “We’ll keep the light on for you.”

Open school policy adopted -- with reservations

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:17am

ISD166 has a new weapons policy, a new open campus policy and a teacher contract. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about the recent board meeting.


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Healthy Community: Newspaper focus group, Tuesday May 20

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 7:14am

Rhonda Silence, editor of the Cook County News Herald,  is participating in the Editors and Publishers Leadership Program offered through the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Blandin Foundation.  Tuesday May 20th, she will host a ‘Healthy Community:  Newspaper Focus Group’ from 6:30 to 8pm at Higher Ed in Grand Marais. 

Questions and RSVPs to Higher Ed at 387-3411.

WTIP volunteers Julie Carlson and Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Rhonda on North Shore Morning to learn more about the event.

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Weekend News Roundup for May 17

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:41am

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news. It’s early retirement for the sheriff, Red Lake elects a new tribal chair, the Poplar River pipeline survives the bonding bill …all this and more in this week’s news.


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