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"Captain Louie, Jr" debuts at Arrowhead Center for the Arts tonight!

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:52pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse is excited to announce its latest youth and community collaboration—Captain Louie, Jr. The play is based on the popular picture book The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats. There is delightful music by Stephen Schwartz and it spins the tale of young Louie, the “new kid” in town.

Feeling lonely and friendless after his family moves to a new neighborhood, Louie looks for something to cheer himself up on Halloween. He takes an imaginary journey to visit his old neighborhood friends on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane.

American Legion Membership Drive and dinner at Legion October 26

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:49pm

A Membership Drive is being held at the American Legion lounge on Saturday, October 26. Members and those interested in becoming members of American Legion Post 413, the Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion are encouraged to attend.

Members of the Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion will be treated to a delicious chicken dinner free. Non-members are welcome to enjoy dinner for a cost of $7. There will be cake for dessert. There will also be door prizes for members.

Banadad Trail work day and annual meeting Oct. 26

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:48pm

Wednesday is "Friends Day" on Arrowhead Transit

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:47pm
Arrowhead Transit bus

Wednesday is "Friends Day" on Arrowhead Transit in Cook County. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Arrowhead Transit marketing coordinator Larry Rodgers about a special offer in Cook County enabling friends to ride free on Wednesdays.

Arrowhead Transit provides public transportation in all 8 counties of Minnesota's Arrowhead region.  The service is provided by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and is the largest rural public transportation system in Minnesota.  To learn more, visit

(Click on link to WTIP below to hear the interview.)

Wednesday is Friends Day

Bring a friend with you on the bus on Wednesday, and your friend rides free! You and your friend need to be picked up at the same place and dropped off at the same place to qualify for this free ride.

Dial-A-Ride in Grand Marais  218-370-1515

M-F  9 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
Sun 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Contact Arrowhead Transit at least an hour in advance to schedule a pick up time and specific drop off site.

The dispatcher will ask for:

  • Name and phone number.
  • Time and exact location of pickup.
  • Destination address. (where you want to go)
  • Number of people traveling with you.
  • The exact time of any appointments.
  • Return trip information.


Golf course, pipeline ceremonies mark beginning of two major Lutsen projects

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:47am

Two major projects broke ground in Lutsen Tuesday afternoon. WTIP’s Kelly Schoenfelder has this report from the events.

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Changing lake levels on the big lake

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:32pm

Lissa Radke is the U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum and a regular guest on North Shore Morning.  In this interview with WTIP’s Veronica Weadock, she discusses changing lake levels on Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes.

{click on link to North Shore Morning below to hear interview}


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