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Youth Radio Project: Whales in the Big Lake?

Now that the high school year is over, it’s really time to start working. Youth Radio Project senior Kayla Stacy loves summer. She loves the traffic, the busy streets, and the tourists.


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Roadhouse live from the North House Wooden Boat Show

Buck and Bob hosted The Roadhouse from the 14th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School on the Grand Marais Harbor June 17. Selected interviews from the two-hour show are included here.


Photo by Chris Carpenter on Flickr

Jacks and Jills Share the Pulpit

One of the most interesting and different flowers in the woods is the Jack-in-the-pulpit. Jack has some interesting adaptations and secrets.


Photo by Jerry Oldenettel on Flickr

It’s summer and the dragonflies are back!

The first day of summer is here and so are the dragonflies. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about one of those dragonflies – the chalk-fronted corpora.


Lake Superior Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Sunday in July.

Communities invited to celebrate Lake Superior Day, July 17

Sunday, July 17th is Lake Superior Day and the Lake Superior Binational Forum is inviting communities around the lake to schedule events that celebrate the life of the lake.


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Defoliating caterpillars not expected to ravage North Shore

Forest tent caterpillar populations are expected to expand somewhat from last year but the insect is not expected to be a problem in the northern third of the state.


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DNR lets Lusten Mountains violate permits for years

(The Associated Press posted this story as a part of its member exchange program. It was originally reported by Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio.


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Third Thursday Community Conversation with Gunflint Ranger Dennis Neitzke

The Superior National Forest covers three million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness alone is a million acres – much of the land and lakes are in Cook County.


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Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, on National Get Outdoors Day

Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, spoke with Bob on the eve of National Get Outdoors Day about the park, its new visitor center, and activities and services there. Photo copyright MN DNR.


Rhubarb Pie Photo by Zak Hubbard on Flickr

Of Woods and Words: Summertime and the Eating is Easy

If you know where to look, it’s easy to tell when the summer season is upon us at the cabin. You could check in the bay to see if the neighbors’ seaplane is parked at its summer dock.


Summer Solstice in the Wilderness Photo by Dionne Hartnett on Flickr

Solstice Time in The Wilderness

Summer magic is taking its turn for both residents and visitors to the Gunflint.


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Points North: Will the Budget Be Better than the Fish and Game Bill?

Last week, Outdoor News columnist Rob Kimm pointed out that Governor Dayton's recent veto of the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill was an echo of then Governor Pawlenty's veto of the 2010 game and fish bill.


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Pumping the swamps with the “sloughpumper"

A master of camouflage and singer of a most unusual song.


Photo by Ariari on Flickr

How ants and plants help one another

Some kinds of ants and some plants have a relationship called mutualism. In other words the one contributes to the welfare of the other.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber June 18th

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.


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