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Plucked Up String Band makes Roadhouse debut

There's a new band in town, the Plucked Up String Band, and they stopped by Studio A to chat and share their great original music. The band is Elliott Noyce on mandolin, Will Moore on upright bass, Matt Nesheim on banjo, and Bill Hansen on dobro. You can hear more from the band at Radio Waves, Saturday, Sept. 12, and at Unplugged at North House, Sept. 17.



Editor of Ely Timberjay explains latest news on PolyMet mine environmental impact statement

Marshall Helmberger, editor of the Ely Timberjay, has been closely following and reporting on PolyMet's proposed NorthMet mine near Hoyt Lakes. He recently learned that the lead agencies that have overseen preparation of the mine's environmental impact statement may be wrong about where potential contaminants would flow. Dick spoke with Marshall Aug. 28 to learn more. You can read more in the Timberjay


Curly-leafed pondweed

Not here yet, but close: Curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and faucet snails

Zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed and faucet snails are some Minnesota aquatic invasives that so far haven’t made their way to Cook County.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

The weather story: summer and smoke

Interference in the atmosphere, smoke in the air, but summer is still with us. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: From Bayfield to Baikal

Last summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Lake Baikal in Russia.


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 23

Chapter 23: Birthday Balloons

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)


Kid and radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 29

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Another DFLer files for House District 3 seat. The DNR avoids a confrontation over wild rice.


School Bus {John Tornow /Flickr}

Time for Back-to-School Safety

Public Health and Human Services has back to school safety tips for students, parents and community members.


Yellow-crowned kinglet

Field Notes: Yellow-Crowned Kinglet

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field N


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 28

My, oh my, where has August gone? Entering this last weekend, it seems like we just started chapter eight.


Superior National Forest Update: August 28

Hi.  I’m Joe Mundell, Timber Sale Administrator, with this week’s edition of the National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte


Summer in the forest

Summer returns for the time being

Summer will be back for a few days and that includes a nice weekend. Also, the El Nino weather system promises to bring a warmer, wetter winter.


Crab spider

North Woods Naturalist: Crab Spiders

It’s a small spider that hides in plain view -- it can because it changes color. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about crab spiders.


September open house and membership drive at Cook County YMCA

There’s a lot happening at the Cook County YMCA this fall.


Rusty crayfish

What aquatic invasives are here in Cook County?

Spiny waterfleas, rusty crayfish, purple loosestrife….these are just a few of the invasives appearing in our area.


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