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One of this year's designs

U of MN engineering students make really cool robots

Every year, students taking the U of MN intro to engineering class are charged with designing a robot that does something 'useful.' Dave chatted with Prof. William Durfee, director of engineering design education, about the project and the creative & fun ideas students came up with. You can see this and past year's robots here. 

The Great Lakes face many problems--including climate change, invasive species, contaminants and more

Ship held in Duluth harbor now paying for North Shore environmental projects

Last year the activities of a large ship in the Duluth harbor was hit with $1 million in penalties after pleading guilty to dumping oily wastewater into the Great Lakes.

Julefest 2016 St. Lucia entering.jpg

Bethlehem Lutheran celebrates St. Lucia Day traditions

St. Lucia Day is an important tradition of the Scandinavian culture. It is celebrated here in Cook County at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Eira, with Jim Ofthsun middle right.

Duluth-based Celtic group Eira brings "Glen Tidings"

Eira (pronounce EH-ra) is a five-piece group from the Duluth area playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and beyond.

Dog at Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race

Awareness of Cook County trapping valuable to pet owners

Trapping remains a legal practice in Cook County and along the North Shore.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for December 17

A new attorney and a new trial date for Kirk Bigby. No lease renewal for Twin Metals. The commissioners vote to lower proposed levy…all this and more in the week’s news.

Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: December 17

Noah and Wren report the latest school news.

winter trees

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: December 16

Excitement is building as the birthday of all birthdays nears.

An interview with Nocka, the elf

This is a busy time of year for Santa’s elves – and WTIP's Sherrie Lindskog was lucky enough to be able to talk with an elf.

North Woods Naturalist: Varied weather and otters

Cold weather swings and not-the-usual suspects at the bird feeder.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the winter so far.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: December 16

Tucker and Sophia report the latest school news.


WTIP hosts program on proposed county levy

On December 1st the Commissioner’s Room in the Cook County Courthouse exploded with angry taxpayers attending the Truth in Taxation public meeting.

Snow covered airplane at the airport

Interview with airport manager Rodney Roy

WTIP's Will Moore visited the Grand Marais/Cook County airport to learn more about the facility.

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