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Leif Gilsvik from Two Harbors covered a lot of ground in just one day in the BWCAW

West End News: Aug. 25

Leif Gilsvik and Caleb "Hurrikane" Hamp-Sill, from Two Harbors, have set what I am guessing is a record for distance traveled in one day in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Kids in a pool -- Google Images

City and county meet to grapple with swimming pool problem

County commissioners and Grand Marais council members held a work session Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to find a way to end the community center pool impasse.


Boom training in Grand Portage

Dr. Seth Moore: Hazardous Spills Training & Mercury in Fish

August 24, 2011

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Pete Kavanaugh

Pete K. and Eric Meyer bring the blues to Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed Pete Kavanaugh and Eric Meyer Aug. 19 for music and talk in advance of the Pete K. group's weekend appearances at the Gun Flint Tavern.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack sets town-hall meeting in Duluth

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has scheduled an open town-hall meeting today at the Duluth airport.


Zebra mussels

Researchers conduct large-scale test of system to kill invasive species in ballast water

Researchers have conducted a large-scale test of a new system to kill invasive species hiding in the ballast water of Great Lakes freighters.


Indian pipe -- photo: Wikipedia

Indian pipe -- the white plant in the woods

One of the few totally white plants in our woods is the so-called Indian Pipe.


Tune in for Tent Show Radio, Saturdays at 6 p.m. (Tracie Connor/Flickr)

Tent Show Radio

on WTIP Saturday 6-7pm.
Genre: 
Music

Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

Inside the Metrodome, current home of the Minnesota Vikings

Gunflint Notebook: Stadiums and Money

On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve Ramberg dares to dream big by suggesting a move for the Minnesota Vikings to Cook County. Just why couldn't we have the Vikings stadium up here?


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Can meditation and mindfulness really make you happier? Jason Marsh of the Greater Good Science Center says yes

Bob chatted Aug. 19 with Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good Magazine, about meditation and mindfulness and how they actually change the structure of our brains. The magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, whose mission is to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.


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Hudson Bay Bound expedition: Day 78 for first women to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Buck spoke Aug. 19 by satellite phone with Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, members of the Hudson Bay Bound expedition. They are re-creating Eric Sevareid's classic journey in 'Canoeing with the Cree' in an attempt to be the first women to do so, and to raise money for YMCA Camp Menogyn as well.


Earl and Ethel Leng inside Leng's Fountain

History Speaks: Recollections of Leng’s Fountain

Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could order phosphates, ice-cream or stop in for coffee and a paper.


Vintage radio -- the family listens

Weekend News Roundup for Aug. 20

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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