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Duluth News-Tribune's Sam Cook checks in on our long winter and what's in store for spring

Buck chatted March 7 with Sam Cook during our "Spring Forward" membership drive. They covered lots of ground including ice fishing, fat tire biking, plans for spring outdoor activities, and a coming article in the DNT about Dick Powell, who lives up on Sag.


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Grand Marais sailor John Amren offers cautionary tale...maybe winter isn't really that bad?

Local sailor John Amren has joined up with people and sailboats who needed crew for the last two winters now. He shared his adventures and misadventures with Dick Feb. 28. You can check out John's blog here.


2014 Varsity Alpine Ski Meet at Lutsen Mountains

The Cook County Vikings Varsity Alpine Ski Team Wins 2014 Meet at Lutsen Mountains

WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson had a chance to visit with Cook County skiers, coaches and parents at the Varsity Alpine Ski Meet at Lutsen Mountains on Friday, January 10, 2014. 


Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


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Polar explorer Paul Schurke follows in the steps of Shackleton

Buck spoke with polar adventurer & Ely business owner Paul Schurke about his 2012 expedition to retrace Ernest Shackleton's amazing adventure across South Georgia (Antarctica). In addition to his other talents, Paul is an excellent storyteller, and this piece includes his recounting of the famed Shackleton expedition, in which he eventually brought his entire crew home safely.


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New study launched on youth football and concussion

Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined Buck recently to talk about a new study they're undertaking on youth football and concussion. Find out about what a concussion is, why it's dangerous, and what the study is attempting to learn.


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Following up with Jason Zabokrtsky, who succesfully bushwhacked from Atikokan to Ely in 15 days

Dick checked back in with Jason Zabokrtsky of Ely, who just finished an overland adventure from Atikokan to Ely, 90 miles or so of bushwhacking with the occasional swim thrown in. Learn how he felt, what gear he found most useful, and more.


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Kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West...and back? Daniel Alvarez checks in

Daniel Alvarez, a former corporate lawyer, started kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West in June 2012. He liked it so much that when he arrived, he decided to paddle all the way back. Dick chats with Daniel about the adventure and Daniel's lovely writing about it, which you can find here. Daniel joined us Oct. 18 from Baudette, Minn., so his journey is nearly over.


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Bushwhack from Atikokan to Ely? Ely outfitter's adventure through the Quetico & BWCAW

Jason Zabokrtsky, owner of Ely Outfitting Company, set off Oct. 11 to bushwhack from Atikokan, Ontario to Ely. No watercraft is involved. Learn how, and why, in this conversation with Dick Swanson. You can follow his progress here.


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British adventurer Sarah Outen circling the globe by kayak, rowboat & bicycle

Sarah Outen, a young British adventurer, is circling the globe by herself under her own power. She calls her expedition London 2 London  Via the World, and recently became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska. Buck caught up with her Oct. 7 to learn more about her 2 1/2-year-long project.