Field Notes: Broad winged hawk

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Fri

American Woodcock

Field Notes: American woodcock

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Fri

Spring on the North Shore

Points North: There and back on a springtime expedition

"Let's pack a lunch and go on an expedition tomorrow," I told Vikki last Saturday.

"Where are you taking me?" was all she asked.

Wildfire sprinkler system

Nosey Rosey April 21

Aah- ROOOOO!   This is Nosey Rosey for WTIP comyooo-ni-tee  radio with news from the Gunflint Trail.  Bark! Bark!

Snow in August?

West End News April 22

In the last column I mentioned that someone had said that August was the only month in which it had not snowed in Cook County. I expressed grave doubt that this could be correct.

Census Bureau seal

Cook County lags in census return

The Midwest leads the country in census forms returned by mail. Wisconsin is number one in the nation at 80% and Minnesota is close behind with 78%. The national rate is 71%.

Household hazardous waste

County sets Hazardous Waste dates and will begin Engineer interviews

Two sets of hazardous waste disposal dates have been set.

Part of the antenna is hoisted back up to the tower using an electric winch/photo by BJ Johnson

WTIP rebuilds main antenna

WTIP successfully rebuilt its main antenna earlier this week at the station’s tower above Grand Marais.

News Director Barbara Jean Johnson

WTIP News Department wins awards

When WTIP writes a news story it aims to highlight the human side of the issue in order to illustrate the impact and relevance to the area.  Recently, WTIP’s News Director, Barbara Jean Johnson, received an award for two stories that exemplify that effort. 

Two of WTIP’s pieces received 2009 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards: "Battling Extinction with Furry Critters and Chanel No. 5” earned first place in the Series/Special category, and "The Blowdown: A 10 Year Remembrance” received honorable mention in the Documentary/Investigative. 

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Spotlight Awards

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Cook County ISD 166

Four-day school week being considered

Funding cuts and declining enrollment have put many of Minnesota’s schools in serious financial difficulty.  More and more school districts are asking local

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