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Weekend News Roundup for July 14

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 8:47am

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

The DNR announces wolf hunt season details, The AT&T cell tower near Ely is contested, The Duluth Zoo is open, states want the Army Corps to act faster on invasive carp, and the Corps issued a report on Great Lakes fishing.

The Legislature is slated to go into a flood disaster special session soon, Enbridge is faulted for an oil spill and Chip Cravaack picks up a union endorsement…all in this week’s news.


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Join WTIP for the Lake Superior Film Festival and Community Art Display Sunday, July 15th

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 2:19pm

The Lake Superior Film Festival, hosted by WTIP Community Radio, will take place in Grand Marais on Lake Superior Day. The festival will bring people together for a discussion of Lake Superior, perspectives on what’s needed to heal and preserve the lake for generations to come, insight into efforts currently taking place, and a discussion of ideas for efforts to heal and preserve the lake. The festival will include a screening of the film “Grandmothers Gathering for Gitchigaaming,” which features thoughts and perspectives from 13 participants from the Grandmothers Gathering who were asked to speak to the public. This film represents what they shared. Lorraine Norrgard, film director, will lead a discussion and refreshments will be served. There will also be an exhibit of community art and essays that reflect their connection to Lake Superior. Everyone is welcome.

Location: County Historical Society – 8 South Broadway

Date: Sunday, July 15

Time:  3 - 5 p.m.


Art and activities at Grand Marais Arts Festival this weekend

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:24pm

Once again the streets of Grand Marais come alive during the 22nd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival organized by the Grand Marais Art Colony.  Over 80 local and regional artists set up in downtown Grand Marais with booths of handmade art to showcase their unique handcrafted work. The public is invited to enjoy the cool Lake Superior breeze and to learn more about the artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.
The festival is Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. with a pre-festival “Meet & Greet Soiree” at Sivertson Gallery with live music by The Sivertones! on Friday, July 13 from 7 – 9 p.m.  
Direct access to the artists during this fine arts festival provides visitors and art lovers an excellent opportunity to meet exhibiting artists while celebrating the long tradition of art on the shore of Lake Superior.
WTIP will be downtown with a live radio broadcast on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. rain or shine. There will be live music in Harbor Park throughout the weekend by Michael Monroe, Briand Morrison, Bump Blomberg and Paul Metsa.
There are many family friendly activities happening at The Garage as well as at the Art Colony booth. Face painting, portraits and screen-printing your own t-shirt are among the fun activities occurring throughout the weekend.
For a detailed schedule of events, visit For more information, contact the Grand Marais Art Colony at or (218) 387-2737.

Zoar Lutheran offers worship at Father Baraga Cross

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:22pm

Summer solstice signals to us that our summer has begun and we can look forward to sunny days and warmer temperatures.  All of these climate changes excite the members of Zoar Lutheran Church.  We are looking forward to our worship on the rocks on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. 
This year we have the benefit of the Father Baraga Cross improvements.  The walkway to the cross has been made wider, and now one does not have to navigate over and around tree roots and limbs to arrive to our rock service.  The worship area is now more handicap accessible.  While we sing songs and hear Pastor Deborah Lunde’s message, we can watch the sun sparkle on water of Lake Superior, hear the waves lap to the shore, and giggle as an occasional gull decides to join us.
Those who participate arrive in their outdoor clothes from hiking shorts, to jeans, and many don hooded sweatshirts.  Campers and cabin dwellers say this worship time is a fixture of their Lake Superior vacation experience each year.  The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.  This service causes one to recall what it may have been like when Jesus taught along the lakeshores, so many years in the past.  
The Zoar Church lake service will be conducted every Sunday, July 8 until Sept. 2, weather permitting.  Bring your own chair or cushion and join us.  Coffee will be provided to all participants.

Rally for the Cure at Superior National July 14 - 15

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:09pm

Superior National at Lutsen is hosting a Rally for the Cure® Women’s 18-hole Scramble on July 14 – 15.  Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program that works to increase breast self-awareness and mammography screening rates to ensure the early detection of breast cancer through volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events. More than two million people have participated in Rally events across the nation since its inception in 1996. This year marks the 6th year Superior National has rallied against breast cancer.
Superior National has 70 participants registered for this year’s Rally and invites the public to take part. At press time space was still available. 
The two day’s activities include a golf clinic and “Social Hour” on Saturday the 14th.  On Sunday, June 15 there is a 10:00 a.m. golf shotgun.  Prizes will be awarded following the event and each participant will receive a goody bag with important breast health information and other Rally items plus a subscription to a select Condé Nast magazine such as SELF, Golf Digest and Bon Appétit.
“We are proud to open our facility and host a Rally for the Cure event. The event is a fun way for us to bring together our members and the community to support an important cause while playing a sport they are passionate about,” stated Heath Ekstrom, PGA member and “Rally” ambassador.
For further information about Superior National’s Rally event, go to www.superiornational/tournaments or contact 218-663-7195.

Learn about horses with 4-H

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:06pm

Patsy Ingebrigtsen will be teaching about horses for children ages 5 - 8 on Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will have the opportunity to view and learn about having a horse in this 4-H presentation.
Sign up in the Community Education office at school at 387-2000. A map will be provided for the location of the class. There is no fee and parents are also encouraged to attend.
If parents are interested in starting 4H clubs in September, please attend these sessions or call Diane Booth at (218) 387-3015.