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Join Jay Andersen and Gary Atwood for a program packed with news, music and some humor.  Listener favorites like For the Birds, The Environment Report, Morning Business Report, and The Predator Moment provide a regular foundation for this program that also covers politics, local news and issues, and, the funnier side to the news. DayBreak airs 7-8 a.m. on weekdays.

 
What's On:
Walleye (Megan Hines/Flickr)

Points North: Bad luck doesn't deter budding angler

Some say fishing is just luck. My friend Kate Watson would agree, pointing out that all of hers is bad. Twice this summer the Grand Marais woman has gone fishing with yours truly.


Checking out coho salmon (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -Pacific Region/Flickr)

Points North: Invasive Ironies

The introduction of Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes in the 1960s is perhaps the best example of a government invasive species program that worked.


 
It's harvest time on the North Shore (janet.powell/Flickr)

Points North: Backyard Vacations and Fat Farm Subsidies

Every August I have a powerful urge to head West and get lost somewhere with mountains and trout streams.


Will wolf hunting be allowed in MN state parks? The answer is yes and no. (Paco Lyptic/Flickr)

Points North: Wolf Hunting Allowed in Some State Parks

Many Minnesota state parks are open to deer hunting during the November firearm season, which begs a question: Will wolf hunting be allowed in Minnesota state parks? The answer is yes and no.


 
A juvenile Coho Salmon

Points North: Puzzled by Superior's Summer Salmon

Last Sunday morning I got up early and really wasn't sure what to do with myself. Mechanical issues with my primary outboard motor dry-docked my Lake Superior fishing plans.


"Not so long ago, deer stands were simple platforms built in trees..."

Points North: Wolf Bait, Popple Palaces and an Ugly Truth

News from the Minnesota DNR last week included the revelation that some deer hunters will be able to use bait while they are hunting in November. Wolf bait, that is.


 
Ducks (Chuck Olsen/Flickr)

Points North: duck boom is temporary - conservation threats are not

North America currently has more ducks than at any time since 1955. So says the U.S.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks about FEMA flood support and the Affordable Care Act

FEMA has been to the Arrowhead a couple of times to assess the June flood damage. Now they’re looking at helping individual property owners. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


 
"Do you bring the islands in during winter?"

Remarkable customer queries and more BWCAW oddities

Gunflint Ranger District Public Information Officer Mary Ann Atwood joined Jay Andersen and Roger Linehan on "Daybreak" to talk about odd things people say and do in the Boundary Waters.


Dave Ingebrigtsen explains how a new habitat project will benefit moose (Shawn Perich)

Points North: habitat project highlights moose management challenges

A group of DNR wildlife professionals recently ventured into moose country, where Dave Ingebrigtsen, DNR assistant wildlife manager in Grand Marais, showed them a 90-acre site in the Grand Portage Sta