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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.


Commissioner Frank Moe

School Trust Lands on the county board docket

School Trust Lands are subject of proposed compromise at commissioners meeting.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 1 Commissioner Frank Moe.



Update from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Moving Matters

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic will be sharing the results of their FISH project research, the clinic will be joined by a new family medicine physician, and Cook County has a new local food market.


Cook County Youth Agency Coalition offers fall programs

It’s the start of a new school year and the YMCA offers field trips and special activities for local youth through their Cook County Youth Agency Coalition (CCYAC) program.  WTIP



Joe Paulik brings original music to The Roadhouse

Local singer/songwriter Joe Paulik's work is heavily influenced by nature and conveys his sense of connectedness to the Earth. He joined Dick and Dave Aug. 21 to talk about his music and play several tunes. You can learn more about Joe and his music here.


Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Bob King, "Astrobob" blogger, checks in on all things celestial

Bob King ("Astrobob" blogger for Duluth News Tribune) is a favorite regular guest because he always shares such interesting, cool stuff about the stars. His conversation with Dave TerSteeg Aug. 21 is no exception. Learn about the mission to Pluto, how you can send your name to Mars (really!), the lunar eclipse predicted for Sept. 27, and lots more. You can read Bob's delightful blog here.


Dark Matter particle detectors

Presentation on 'Neutrinos and Dark Matter' at Sugarloaf Cove on August 29

The Soudan Underground Physics Lab does research in two major areas, neutrinos and dark matter.


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