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WTIP offers 'Editing for Radio' workshops in May

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:57pm

If you have an interest in creating and sharing audio features on a variety of topics and subjects, WTIP is offering training as part of their Community Producers Project. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Patrick Knight, Community Producers Project Coordinator, and Deb Benedict, WTIP station manager, on North Shore Morning. 

Stand alone sessions:
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30-7:30 pm at the station.
Registration/info page:

(Photo by Peter Miller on Flickr)


Violence Prevention Center provides guidelines for a safe prom season

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:57pm

May is prom season, and there are ways both parents and teens can ensure it’s a safe experience. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with Marybeth Wilkes of the Violence Prevention Center on North Shore Morning. 


Mental health topics addressed at May 7 workshops

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:57pm

‘Mental Illness in the Workplace’ and ‘Suicide Prevention Awareness’ are the topics at two workshops being offered in May. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Amy Wood of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System on North Shore Morning.

For more information:

Brown Bag Lunch: Mental Illness in the Workplace

May 7, 2015
Noon - 1 pm
Instructor:  Amy Wood, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Location:  Cook County Higher Education, 300 West 3rd Street, Grand Marais

Suicide Prevention Workshop

May 7, 2015
6 - 7 pm
Instructor:  Amy Wood
Location:  Cook County Higher Education, 300 West 3rd Street, Grand Marais MN

(Art work by Tim Young, featured on Cook County Higher Education website)


Ruby's Pantry offers low-cost food in Grand Marais

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:04pm

Grand Marais will soon offer an opportunity to purchase food at a greatly reduced amount. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Georgene Daubanton on North Shore Morning.

More information here.



Invasive team and Minnesota Sea Grant host free workshop on aquatic pests

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:05pm

The Cook County Invasives Team (CCIT) will hold a free workshop May 5 at the Community Center in Grand Marais.

Join Marte Kitson of the Minnesota Sea Grant to learn how you can help ensure that our lakes, rivers and streams remain clean and healthy. Whether you are a boater, angler or swimmer, you may be unknowingly transporting aquatic pests. Aquatic invasive species can easily cling to boats, docks, fishing equipment and more to spread from one lake to another.

The presence of invasive species in our waters threatens ecosystem and human health in addition to reducing recreation opportunities.

“Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Prevention” will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Attendees will receive a $5 Conservation Cash Coupon to Buck’s Hardware Hank.


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Check out 3D printing at Grand Marais Public Library

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:03pm

A 3D printer is on exhibit at the Grand Marais Public Library through May 13.

Printing of objects may be under way most days during the mid-afternoon depending on staff available to run the jobs. Those with an interest in 3D printing are invited to come by the library and see how it works.

A more in-depth presentation will be given for those who would like to know more about 3D printing, and who would like the opportunity to get a more in-depth exposure to how the technology works. Those who are interested are invited to drop in any time on Wednesday evening, May 13, from 5 until 8, to observe an expert working with the printer and to learn more about the capabilities of the device.

The printer loan and the presentation are courtesy of Bob Pranis of Grand Marais.

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


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