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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 16

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 10:25am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Governor threatens Essar Steel, a county commissioner raised a flap over mining and a speed limit change on the Gunflint is proposed…all this and more in the week’s news.


Grand Marais Playhouse debuts "Little Red Robin Hood" tonight

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:43pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse is busy working on the community youth production of Little Red Robin Hood by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Performances are April 15-17 and 22-24. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Special treats in the lobby on Opening Weekend by Alyce’s!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Friday, April 15 is “Food Shelf Friday”—bring $10 of food or cash and get one ticket free with the purchase of another. Sunday, April 17 is donation day, pay any amount for your ticket.

This is a hilarious show you will not want to miss!

The cast of Little Red Robin Hood includes:

Jaymie Kirk

Amy Carpenter

Malin Anderson

Aurora Schelmeske

Sam Kern

Elsa Garry

Greta Roth

Grace Blomberg

Karl Olson

Dominic Wilson

Abbey Stoddard

Louise Ramberg

Robin Henrikson

Shaelynn Hingos

Charlet Waver

Ella Hedstrom

Izzy Sparks

Lori Hommerding

Linda Garrity

Beth Benson

Jan Healy

Luke Johnson

Liv Hedstrom

Sammie Garrity

Wren Ferry

Grace Ritchey

Bryn Fitzgerald-Wells

Shelby Sjogren

Saira Smith

Olivia Nesgoda

Nevaeh Sifferath

Iylla Christiansen

Tina Krauz

Katie Carpenter

Amos Falter

Grace Nonnemacher

Kylie Viren


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Commissioners discuss lowering speed limit on Gunflint Trail

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:49am

Several of the Cook County Commissioners asked a representative from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Tuesday, April 12, if the Gunflint Trail could have lower speed limits than are presently posted. 


It'll take some time, but spring is around the corner

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:39am

Slow but sure. Spring is coming this weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller


North Shore book among awards finalists

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:35am

The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library has announced the finalists in all eight categories for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, and a local author is on the list.

North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer (University of Minnesota Press) is among the four titles chosen as finalists in the “Minnesota” category.

Award winners will be announced at the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 16, at St. Paul’s historic Union Depot, 214 Fourth Street East.

For more information, call the Library Friends at (651) 222-3242.


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Community invited to enjoy music with the Care Center residents

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:33am

The North Shore Care Center has some fun music events scheduled in April. Members of the group Lake Effect will hold a concert at the Care Center on April 15 at 5:30, and the Flute Reed Ramblers will be back on April 19 at 3:00 p.m. with their old time country and gospel classics.

At the end of the month, the band Portage will play their classic country music on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Families, friends, and community members are always welcome to join in the fun.

Additional live music in April features Myron Bursheim on Sundays, Al Fuller on Mondays and Susan Scherer on Wednesdays.

There are volunteer opportunities for all ages at the North Shore Care Center. For more information about our volunteer program, please contact the Activity Department at 218-387-3518.


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