Fifty years ago, on Sept.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will host an Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the museum front porch and grounds over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, August 31, from 11am - 4pm. WTIP vo
The Grand Marais Public Library will be hosting cartoonist Bill Barnes on Thursday, September 4th. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Bill on North Shore Morning.
The prescription drug drop box is up and functioning at the Law Enforcement Center. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Rita Plourde and Patty Doherty from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.
The City of Grand Marais is looking for input to help redesign the Highway 61 corridor.
National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave & Amy Freeman are starting their next adventure, Paddle to DC, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness of threats posed by proposed mining near the BWCAW. They spoke with Dick Aug. 22 about their trip, what they hope to accomplish along the way, and much more. You can follow them here. They'll be in Grand Marais for an event Sept. 2.
The Cook County School District is hosting a "Back to School Open House/Orientation" on Wednesday, August 27th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm. WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Melissa
Expanding agriculture more selectively could produce more food, save more carbon--study from U of MN Institute on the Environment-
Dr. Justin Andrew Johnson, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at the Institute on the Environment, spoke with Dick Aug. 22. His latest study shows that by limiting agricultural expansion to certain key global regions, the growing need for food can be met, and more carbon can be preserved that with unguided expansion. Dr. Johnson explained the study and its findings and implications for agriculture and climate change. You can learn more about the Institute here.
Dave TerSteeg spoke with Erin Stojan Ruccolo, director of electricity markets for Fresh Energy, about various aspects of generating solar energy in Minnesota, including community solar, setting an actual monetary value for solar, and the solar array that Great River Energy has proposed for the Arrowhead Cooperative site in Lutsen. You can learn more about solar and other renewables here.
On this edition of the Youth Show, we say goodbye to Audrey Summers, longtime youth producer here at WTIP. Audrey is heading off to bigger and better things at Beloit College.
Cook County Public Health and Human Services is addressing the issue of hunger in Cook County.
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.
Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.
Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.