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Primary for District 3A seat today -- Polls open until 8 p.m.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:41pm

Voters in Minnesota House District 3A are heading to the polls today to determine which candidate will move on to the general election in December 2015.
Anyone who has not mailed his or her ballot may hand-deliver it until 8 p.m. today, September 29.
Whether you want to show support for the lone Republican candidate, Roger Skraba of Ely or if you want a say on which DFL candidate continues in the race, now is the time to cast your ballot and participate in the process. On the DFL ticket is Rob Ecklund, Bill Hansen, Eric Johnson and Heidi Omerza.

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Sportsmen's Banquet set for October 10

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:31pm

An evening of games, raffles, prizes and dinner are part of the Sportsmen’s Banquet on October 10. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with banquet coordinator Stephanie Radloff on North Shore Morning. 

The event is October 10 at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais. Doors open at 4:30 pm. More information and reservations with Stephanie at 387-3151.


Hunger Awareness in Cook County

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 3:38pm

Are you concerned your food might run out? Not able to afford a balanced meal? In Cook County you are not alone. 
WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with financial assistance supervisor Alison McIntyre on North Shore Morning. More information about assistance programs from Cook County Public Health and Human Services at 387-3620.


Weather looks a lot like fall (with possible frost)

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 9:48am

For the next couple of days, we could see lows in the frost range, but then I’ll warm up to fine fall weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


WTIP Weekend News Roundup for September 26

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:37am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. PolyMet and pipeline concerns, Great Lakes shipping and good propane news…all this and more in the week’s news.


Auditions for "As You Like It" September 29

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 8:46am

The Grand Marais Playhouse’s fall production will be Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Marco Good with set and lights designed by Jackson Nickolay.
Auditions will be Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Auditions are open for high school age students and adults. There is also an opening for a stage manager and technical crew.
Rehearsals will be in the evenings Sunday through Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Performances will be Nov. 12-15 and 19-22.
For more information contact the Playhouse office at (218) 387-1284 x 2.