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Superior National Forest is purchasing jack pine cones

The Superior National Forest is purchasing native jack pine cones now through July 1. Collected seeds will support reforestation efforts in northeastern forests.


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Weekend News Roundup for June 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Lake Superior Day preparations begin

Back in 2004, Lake Superior got a present – its very own official Day!  Now, Lake Superior Day is held annually on the third Sunday in July in communities around the lake, both in the U.S.


Northern pike

Local Fishing Report for June 3

GRAND MARAIS AREA

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, word is that fishing’s picking up as we do a full swing into summer.


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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for April were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.


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Great Lakes levels low, bad news for shippers

Water levels are lower than usual in the Upper Great Lakes, which is bad news for the shippers who rely on those waterways.


Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff reminds residents -- visitors are on their way, so is increased traffic

In his monthly report, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk talked with WTIP’s Jay Andersen about gun permits, summer traffic, graduation and upcoming bike events.


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Tornado in Lake County this past weekend

Believe it or not a weak tornado blew through north of Silver Bay overb the weekend.


Prof. Randel Hanson and students are working to win a community orchard for Duluth

UMD renovates old apple orchard in Duluth

Duluth is vying to win a community apple orchard, and they need the public’s help to get it. Randel Hanson is with UMD’s Department of Geographical Sciences.


Agriculture and expanding population along the shore are two of the biggest issues facing Lake Superior's health

Dr. Gerald Niemi on linkage between landscapes and coastal ecosystems

More than 600 freshwater scientists from around the world are in Duluth this week for a conference called “Big lakes, Big world.” It’s the 54th International Conference on Great Lake