Points North: Congress Must Stop Thinking and Start Acting to Protect the Great Lakes

A group of lawmakers said the idea to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking t


Wildersmith July 9

Cool June passed…and the season of sweating has been added to our time of swatting. July came in hot as a bottle rocket, and the moose and I are none too happy.


Grand Marais couple sentenced in sexual assault case

The victim of sexual assault from a Grand Marais couple finally saw his assailants sentenced in Cook County District Court Wednesday.


Of Woods And Words: Raised On Radio

When my brother and I were very little, our family lived briefly on the edge of the Minnesota prairie. We didn’t have a T.V.

Slash from logging operations is one form of biomass

Biomass energy use growing

Ever wonder what biomass is, and why all the fuss? Well, energy from biomass is fast becoming the new oil, and there’s a rush to get in on the action, and the funding.


Iowa hunters marry in tree stand

Bob Carter and Matthew Brown spoke July 2 with Kim and Marvin Hunter (yes, that's their real name) about their recent 'camo' wedding in a tree stand.

Mega-Project construction zone

Mega-Project poses detours for North Shore travelers

Work on the Duluth I–35 Mega–Project continues this week after a July 4 holiday break. The London Road corridor has narrowed down to a single lane between 24th and 32nd Avenues East.

Green frog

Frogs and lily pads go together in the summer

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

A photo from the 2009 Tofte Trek courtesy of the Sugarbush Trail Association

Tofte Trek results announced

Over 200 runners showed up for the 31st Annual Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run/Walk. Runners liked the slow drizzle, which cooled them down after about two miles into the race.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap July 3

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Canada Thistle

All about those pesky garden weeds

WTIP’s Northern Gardening


Gunflint Notebook: Dragonflies

In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook old memories are revived as Steve passes on a gift to his children.

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