Rose Hips

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 29

The Wildersmith two are back in the woods. After a swell time with our daughter in Iowa, we’re happily home in the wilderness quiet.


Superior National Forest Update: August 29

Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, interpretive naturalist, with this week’s edition of the Superior National Forest Update  -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreat


West End News: August 28

Fifty years ago, on Sept.


Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social at Chik-Wauk on August 31

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will host an Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the museum front porch and grounds over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, August 31, from 11am - 4pm.  WTIP vo


Learn about 'Cartooning in the Digital Age' - September 4

The Grand Marais Public Library will be hosting cartoonist Bill Barnes on Thursday, September 4th.  WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Bill on North Shore Morning.


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Drug drop at Law Enforcement Center

The prescription drug drop box is up and functioning at the Law Enforcement Center. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Rita Plourde and Patty Doherty from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.
 


Help redesign Highway 61 through Grand Marais at September 4 meeting

The City of Grand Marais is looking for input to help redesign the Highway 61 corridor.


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Amy & Dave Freeman paddling to DC to mark 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave & Amy Freeman are starting their next adventure, Paddle to DC, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness of threats posed by proposed mining near the BWCAW. They spoke with Dick Aug. 22 about their trip, what they hope to accomplish along the way, and much more. You can follow them here. They'll be in Grand Marais for an event Sept. 2.


'Back to School' Open House and Orientation August 27

The Cook County School District is hosting a "Back to School Open House/Orientation" on Wednesday, August 27th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Melissa


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Expanding agriculture more selectively could produce more food, save more carbon--study from U of MN Institute on the Environment

Dr. Justin Andrew Johnson, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at the Institute on the Environment, spoke with Dick Aug. 22. His latest study shows that by limiting agricultural expansion to certain key global regions, the growing need for food can be met, and more carbon can be preserved that with unguided expansion. Dr. Johnson explained the study and its findings and implications for agriculture and climate change. You can learn more about the Institute here.


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Erin Stojan Ruccolo explains community solar, proposed solar array at Arrowhead Co-op, and more

Dave TerSteeg spoke with Erin Stojan Ruccolo, director of electricity markets for Fresh Energy, about various aspects of generating solar energy in Minnesota, including community solar, setting an actual monetary value for solar, and the solar array that Great River Energy has proposed for the Arrowhead Cooperative site in Lutsen. You can learn more about solar and other renewables here.


Tune in to the Youth Show! Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show: August 14th, 2014

On this edition of the Youth Show, we say goodbye to Audrey Summers, longtime youth producer here at WTIP. Audrey is heading off to bigger and better things at Beloit College.


Helping with hunger in Cook County

Cook County Public Health and Human Services is addressing the issue of hunger in Cook County.


Mushrooms (variety of Amanita muscaria)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: August 23rd

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Summer listening

Weekend News Roundup for August 23

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.


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