Cross country skiing

Longtime competitor Jan Horak shares Birkie stories...race is weekend of Feb. 20

Jan Horak of Tofte, who with his wife Kathy owns and runs Cobblestone Cabins, is a veteran cross-country skier about to ski his 36th Birkebeiner this year. He stopped by Studio A Feb. 13 to share delightfully random stories about the race and the characters he's met there. You can learn more about the race here.


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Business as usual at Buck's with or without Radio Shack

Even though Radio Shack is going through bankruptcy, it should have little effect on Buck's shop in Grand Marais.


What are water shrews?

These little creatures have been perfecting their lifestyles for millions upon millions of years. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about water shrews.


'Great Place Project' is Networking Luncheon topic on February 19

This month’s Networking Luncheon will focus on the 2015 Great Place Project.


New programs offered at YMCA's Winter II Session

From log rolling to soccer to triathlon training, the Cook County YMCA offers many programs during their Winter II Session. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with Emily Marshall and Michaela Buchheit of


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Author & journalist Damian Fowler on his new book, "Falling Through Clouds"

If you lived in Cook County in 2003, you probably remember the small plane crash that took the lives of the pilot and his sister-in-law, but spared the two little girls in the plane. Journalist Damian Fowler has written a book about the crash and its aftermath, called "Falling Through Clouds." He spoke with Buck Feb. 13 about why he wanted to tell this story, and how Toby Pearson (the girls' father) persisted, after losing his wife and almost losing his girls, to not only recover but to help make changes in aviation insurance law. You can learn more about Damian and his work here.


George Morrison's art featured in comprehensive exhibit

Where: 
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
When: 
Mon, 03/23/2015 (All day) - Sun, 04/26/2015 (All day)

Great Decisions meeting: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, February 19th

The Great Decisions discussion group invites you to bring your questions, perspectives and ideas to this month’s discussion about human trafficking.  North Shore Morning host Julie Carlson&


Pine Grosbeak

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: February 13

Fresh snow has re-dressed the upper Gunflint. A welcome dose of fluff arrived last weekend, adding about another 6 inches to the landscape in this neighborhood.


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Pincushion Mountain Festival Changed Due to Cold Weather Forecast

The Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival events have been changed and restructured due to the severe weather forecast. The Y-Ski spaghetti feed will still be held Friday, February 13th at 5:30 at


Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: February 12

Eli and Wren report the latest School News.


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Report from recent City Council meeting

Various topics were discussed at the recent City Council meeting.  WTIPs Gary Atwood spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux.


Large-scale animal feeding operation proposed for the Lake Superior basin

Bayfield County in northwestern Wisconsin is the proposed site of a large-scale concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) – with possible impacts on Lake Superior and its watershed.


The Lutsen music scene makes statewide waves

West End News: February 12

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Cook and Lake counties are sponsoring a community conversation on water quality priorities for Lake Superior’s North Shore.  I guess that would


On the Nature of Teaching: Explaining

On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.


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