Environment

Northern Waterthrush

Field Notes: Northern Waterthrush, Kinglets 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


West End News: May 1

As of today, Sawbill Lake is still sporting 27 inches of ice.  This is only a few inches less than I reported two weeks ago, news which could just aggravate the chronic late winter depression tha


Sunny's Backyard: Mud Season

It's been a lingering winter with "cement" snow, sleet, freezing rain and even a thunderstorm.


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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program fosters active lifestyles & connections to the natural world

Patrick Kohlin, kayak instructor and web specialist for UMD's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, chatted with Dave Ter Steeg Apr. 18 about the program, what they do, and why it's important for many reasons to connect people to the big lake. This conversation is part of our effort to gather ideas and stories about environmental sustainability along the North Shore.


Magnetic North: The horror

Welcome back to Magnetic North, to spring rain, spri


Eric "Frosty" Frost

West End News: April 17

It’s time again for the annual West End guessing game called “when will the ice go out?”  Sometimes this is a game of casual interest even when it involves small amounts of mone


Gunflint Notebook: Traveling Rough Roads

In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, WTIP volunteer commentator Steve Ramberg reflects on rough roads, from a driving perspective, as well as in our personal lives....


Gunflint Green-Up

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: April 11

A third of the way into month four and “old man winter” is still tinkering around with his seasonal elements up this way.


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Grand Marais becomes latest Minnesota GreenStep city

Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown are joined by George Wilkes, Grand Marais co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais toward sustainability. Wilkes goes in depth on how sustainability deals with social and economic concerns as well as environmental ones, and how to get involved with Greenstep.


Gus' Wild Side: Working in the Sugar Bush

Gus shares his experiences working in a local sugar bush, an annual spring ritual.