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School News from Birch Grove: May 12

Chloe reports the latest School News.

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Spring Peeper

Where we are with spring

There’s been enough spring-like weather to get the season going. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about where we are in mid-May this year.
 

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AEOA celebrates 'Community Action' month

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency serves northeast Minnesota, and is also a designated Community Action agency dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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Northern Gardening: May Archived Edition

Interested in drip irrigation systems, perennial plants for Cook County and growing food in China?
 

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: May 11

Jack reports the latest School News.

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Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor, checks in on eve of fishing opener

DNT outdoors editor Sam Cook joined us from the road, on his way to the Governor's Fishing Opener on Lake Vermilion. He and Buck chatted about the opener and Sam shared some great stories from seasons past. You can find Sam's outdoors reporting here.


Canoeing in the BWCA Wilderness in November

Can being out in nature make you smarter? Psychologist weighs in

What do these three words, inch, deal and peg, have in common? You might be able to answer more quickly if you've been spending time outdoors--it turns out that time in nature can actually enhance your brain function. Dr. Frank Ferraro, a psychology professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, has been studying this phenomenon right here in the BWCAW. He talked with Dick May 8 about his research and what he found. Oh, the answer to that question? Square.


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MPR host Cathy Wurzer on embracing illness and death to live more fully

Journalist and MPR host Cathy Wurzer and educator Bruce Kramer embarked on a series of broadcast conversations as Bruce dealt with ALS, about how facing death can transform one's outlook on life. "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying," is the remarkable book that came out of these conversations and their resulting friendship. Cathy spoke with Buck recently about getting to know Bruce at the same time she struggled with her own losses, including her father's decline into dementia. Click here for the archived conversations between Cathy and Bruce. You can learn more about the book here.


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Bike Commuting, Cook County Style, May 13

The Cook County YMCA hosts a Wednesday Night Wellness Series.

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Peter Mayer in concert, Saturday May 16

The North Shore Music Association hosts Peter Mayer in concert this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  WTIPs Jana Berka spoke with Kate Fitzgerald of the


Open Mic Night

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Open Mic Night
When: 
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

 Gun Flint Tavern will feature Open Mic Night on Wednesday, May 27 from 5 to 9 PM.

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Lessons in Projection - May 9, 2015

Projection is a defense mechanism, where we project what we don't like about ourselves onto others.  It's helpful to notice it in action.


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'Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image' reception May 14

‘Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image’ is now open at the Grand Portage Community Center.  A reception with the artists is Thursday May 14th from 3 to 5pm.

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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 8

           

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"Growing Perennials in Cook County"

Who: 
Cook County Master Gardeners
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
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Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Cook County Master Gardeners offer a class on growing perennials on Saturday, June 6, from 9 am-3 pm, at the Community Center in Grand Marais. Brochures are around the county.

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