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Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack wants roads before rails

Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack says he wants the federal government to fix its roadways before spending money on a proposed high speed passenger rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth.

the zoo's blue and yellow macaw

Duluth zoo receives reaccreditation and a state grant

The Lake Superior Zoo is poised to receive a $320,000 state grant.

Krishna checks on one of her hives

Behind the Work: Krishna Woerheide

Krishna Woerheide keeps bees. She calls her bee and honey business Flower Power. But Krishna gets a lot more out of beekeeping than honey. Listen to her take on keeping bees and the lessons learned.

Ready for ducks

Points North: Conservation or Convenience?

Are you going duck hunting this weekend? The Sept. 27 opening date, a week earlier than the traditional first Saturday in October, is intended to give hunters more opportunities to kill ducks.

Short-tailed shrew

Tiny shrews are beginning their migration in search of food

They’re small – even tiny – but bundles of energy and this time of year you can see them scurrying about in search of food.

Smoke cloud from Pagami Creek Fire

Pagami Creek Fire Update for Monday, Sept. 26

Crews are continuing to make progress against the fire that's been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for more than a month.

Pagami Fire over Sawbill Lake/Photo by Adam Hansen

Pagami Creek Fire Update -Saturday Sept. 24

According to the U.S. Forest Service’s September 24th Pagami Creek Fire update, the Pagami Creek Fire is now 39 percent contained and remains at 93,669 total acres.

Vintage radio poster

Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 24

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. WTIP’s focus this week was on the Pagami Creek Fire near Ely.

Islands smoke

Pagami Creek Fire is 35% contained, weather is helping

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 35% contained and remains at 93,669 acres.

Perch lures

Local Fish Report for Friday, Sept. 23

According to our fishing expert, Jon Muich of Buck’s Hardware…Fishing’s slowed a little bit this week as people were getting ready for the bird hunting season.

Crew. Front (L-R) Pete Harris, Len Voit, Lee Wenzel, Tom Rice, Steve Lenius, Lowell Johnson. Back: Ted Young and Karla Miller

Rain slows Pagami Creek Fire; Banadad bridge work allowed to continue

The Pagami Creek Fire remains at 30% contained at 93,669 acres. Between 0.2–0.5 inches of rain fell on the fire area yesterday. Since Sunday, 3/4 to 1 inch of rain has fallen on the fire.

Photo by Hans Martin - Polly Lake - 9/12/2011

West End News: Sept. 22

More than a week has passed since Monday, September 12th, when the Pagami Creek Fire made its historic run.  Driven by high temperatures, high winds and long term drought, the fire ran more than

A schematic showing the regions where natural disasters will occur due to climate change.

Dr. Seth Moore: Climate Change - Part I

September 14, 2011

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

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