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City ordinance change will allow Sunday growler sales in Grand Marais

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:44am

At the Grand Marais City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 13, the city council had a first reading of an amendment to a recently enacted ordinance allowing growler sales in Grand Marais. The revised language will allow off-sale of 64-ounce containers of beer or malt liquor on Sunday in accordance with a new law approved by the state Legislature.

A second reading of the city’s ordinance change will be held at council’s May 27 meeting. The amended ordinance will take effect upon approval of the second reading and its subsequent publication.


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Grand Marais Playhouse announces auditions for Eleemosynary

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:40pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse will be holding auditions for Eleemosynary May 27 at 7:30 p.m. There are roles for three women. Sensitive and probing, this masterful play examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother. Performances will be June 25- 28 and July 2-5.

A preliminary rehearsal schedule will be distributed at auditions. This production will be directed by Jackson Nickolay.

For more information, contact (218) 387-1284 ext. 2. 


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Cook County Airport to receive funding for airport runway

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:38pm

The Cook County Airport received some good news May 19 when a congressional delegation announced it had secured $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to extend the Cook County-Grand Marais Airport runway.

The money will be put towards the county’s $5 million project that will lengthen the runway from 4,200 feet to 5,000 feet.

The news came from U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken and Representative Rick Nolan who worked together to lobby successfully for the money.

Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority member Hal Greenwood said he would like to thank all of the chamber members and county staff, especially Cook County/Grand Marais Airport Director Rod Roy and Representative David Dill, “who did an outstanding job of working with and preparing the documents for the Federal Aviation Administration.”


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FISH project approaching enrollment deadline

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:01am

WTIP volunteers Yvonne Mills and Mary Manning, two FISH project enrollees, spoke with Joyce Klees of the FISH project on North Shore Morning­.  The purpose of the project is to help women and their families enjoy the benefits of eating fish while lowering their exposure to mercury.  
The FISH Project is a joint effort of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Local partners include the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Portage Health Service, Grand Portage Trust Lands, and the North Shore Hospital.
More information about the Project is available from the clinic at 387-2330; or at Grand Portage Health Service, 475-2235; ask for a fish coordinator.  


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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