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January Sunset, Grand Portage Bay by Travis Novitsky

Ojibwe elder shares the meaning of legends

The telling of legends has long had an important role in Anishinaabe culture.


Film maker Jenni Nelson

"Tightly Knit" director Jenni Nelson talks about her film on the other side of knitting

While many people participate in knitting as a hobby or pastime, most people do not think of it as a quirky and often bizarre subculture.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill: Cook County could be "devastated" by IRRRB budget grab

The latest move in the Legislature has Iron Range representatives hopping mad. They view cuts to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board as a missile attack on property taxes.


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Silver Bay moving forward with Eco Industrial Business Park

The City of Silver Bay wants to forge new ground on the North Shore.  They have an ambitious plan to transform the city’s existing business park from run-of-the-mill to state-of-the-art.


David Betts

County has small number of structurally deficient bridges

Many of Minnesota’s bridges are in need of repair. Those in Cook County are small and in pretty good shape. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Prairie Pothole Wetlands - photo by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Conservation Act designates $5 million to wetlands restoration and protection

Healthy wetlands are key to healthy ecosystems.  There’s also growing awareness of the vital role wetlands play in addressing climate change and in mitigating extreme weather events such as


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Outdoor advocates take air pollution report to Legislature

Air pollution is harming a number of wildlife species important to Minnesota hunters and anglers, according to a new

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Meteorologist says winter storm is on the way

Winter is taking a final blow to the northland. The top half of the state as well as parts of northern Wisconsin is being hit.


Betsy at her press

Artist Open House features Betsy Bowen

WTIP’s Jay Andersen has been producing a series of features on local visual artists.


Level 27 Soudan Mine

Soudan Mine Fire is 99 percent out

A fire started in the Soudan Mine last week and Interagency Fire personnel have been working on it non-stop. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.