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Ruby's Pantry offers low-cost food in Grand Marais

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:04pm

Grand Marais will soon offer an opportunity to purchase food at a greatly reduced amount. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Georgene Daubanton on North Shore Morning.

More information here.



Invasive team and Minnesota Sea Grant host free workshop on aquatic pests

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:05pm

The Cook County Invasives Team (CCIT) will hold a free workshop May 5 at the Community Center in Grand Marais.

Join Marte Kitson of the Minnesota Sea Grant to learn how you can help ensure that our lakes, rivers and streams remain clean and healthy. Whether you are a boater, angler or swimmer, you may be unknowingly transporting aquatic pests. Aquatic invasive species can easily cling to boats, docks, fishing equipment and more to spread from one lake to another.

The presence of invasive species in our waters threatens ecosystem and human health in addition to reducing recreation opportunities.

“Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Prevention” will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Attendees will receive a $5 Conservation Cash Coupon to Buck’s Hardware Hank.


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Check out 3D printing at Grand Marais Public Library

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:03pm

A 3D printer is on exhibit at the Grand Marais Public Library through May 13.

Printing of objects may be under way most days during the mid-afternoon depending on staff available to run the jobs. Those with an interest in 3D printing are invited to come by the library and see how it works.

A more in-depth presentation will be given for those who would like to know more about 3D printing, and who would like the opportunity to get a more in-depth exposure to how the technology works. Those who are interested are invited to drop in any time on Wednesday evening, May 13, from 5 until 8, to observe an expert working with the printer and to learn more about the capabilities of the device.

The printer loan and the presentation are courtesy of Bob Pranis of Grand Marais.

For more information contact the library at (218) 387-1140.


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Higher Ed hosts mental health workshops

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:59pm

Cook County Higher Education is holding two mental health trainings in May in partnership with Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Both will be presented by Amy Wood.  

The first workshop, Mental Illness in the Workplace, is set for 11:30 a.m. May 7 as part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series.

"It is important for small businesses that employ people with mental illness to provide the appropriate support to these employees. Employers who have strategies in place are in a better position to support their employees during episodes of mental illness,” Wood said.

Small business should be aware of first aid techniques to assist people suffering from mental health episodes whilst on the business' premises. It is also useful for businesses to know what services for mental illness exist in their local area. Much of this will be discussed, as well as other related topics.

At 6 p.m. May 7 at Higher Ed’s campus on West Third Street, Wood will present Suicide Prevention Awareness. 

This workshop focuses on how to identify the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to ask a person if they are suicidal, and where to refer them for professional help.

Both programs are free and open to the public. Call Higher Ed at (218) 387-3411 for more information or to sign up.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 2

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:48am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories. Taconite, wolves and dogs, moose and binge drinking…all this and more in the week’s news.


Editing For Radio Workshops

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:50pm
WTIP invites community members to participate in a "Recording For Radio Workshop" as a part of our Community Producers Project, to bring a wider range of voices to the air. Those attending the workshop will learn how to use "Audacity" a digital audio editing computer software application, to produce traditional broadcast & online content!

(Seating is limited, please register in advance)

For more information email or call 387-1070

Click one of the following dates you would like to attend, then fill out the form to register: