Environment

Spring Beauty

North Woods Naturalist: Feels Like Summer

June is the summer solstice month and it’s feeling a lot like summer. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the big green-up.


Barred Owl

Gus' Wild Side: Encounters with an Owl

Gus recounts a special encounter with a barred owl while paddling a northern Wisconsin river.


Black Bear

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 30

Mother Nature turned the lights out on Old Man Winter over the long Memorial Day weekend.


Rocks and Water by David Grinstead

Geologist Richard Ojakangas shares fascinating geological history of the North Shore

Dick chatted May 30 with Dr. Richard Ojakangas, retired UMD geology professor, about how the geology of the North Shore  makes our area the unique place it is. Dr. Ojakangas was featured speaker at North House Folk School's Northern Landscapes Festival May 31.


Grand Portage 1857 by Eastman Johnson

West End News: May 29

Congratulations to the 2014 West End graduates from Cook County High School.  This year’s graduates are coincidentally all from Lutsen.  Anna Carmen, Charlie Lawler, Megan Lehto and Sh


Ovenbird

Field Notes: Ovenbird, White-Throated Sparrow and Philadelphia Vireo

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritag


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Eric Larsen on his Last North expedition to the North Pole

Eric Larsen, formerly of Grand Marais, just completed his "Last North" unsupported & unassisted expedition to the North Pole. He & his teammate Ryan Waters are only the second American team in history to complete the crossing. Ann Possis spoke with Eric May 23 to learn why he traveled to the Pole and what kind of conditions he found. You can read more about Eric's adventures here.


Northern Sky: Meteor Shower?

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


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West End News: May 22

I’m sorry to report that Joyce Krueger, one of Tofte’s most beloved residents, took a nasty fall down her stairs and broke both ankles.  She was taken to Duluth for treatment and is n


Chickadee

Field Notes: Black-Capped Chickadees and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F