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A scene in Montana, from Lars Hasselblad-Torres' "Search for America"

One man's 'Search for America'--listening to what ordinary folks think about democracy

Lars Hasselblad-Torres, a Vermont writer, artist and educator, is making a road trip across the country to find out what regular people have to say about democracy and about making our country 'a more perfect union'. Dave caught up with him somewhere near the West Coast to learn more about his project, "Search for America," and what he's finding so far. You can follow his trip and blog here.


Food writer Beth Dooley

Eating local, eating well--chatting with food writer & cookbook author Beth Dooley

Beth Dooley is a Twin Cities food writer and cookbook author who loves to focus on local food. She joined CJ recently to talk about why eating local and fresh is a good thing for so many reasons. You can read more about Beth and her ideas on food here


Adam Stariha

Adam Stariha of Black River Revue on Scenic Route

Adam Stariha is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Black River Revue, a Twin Ports based hard-hitting bluegrass band that incorporates many different styles into their music.


PACER Center helps parents navigate special education services

Parents of children receiving special education services can sometimes be overwhelmed by the process. They don't always know how to be an advocate for their child.


Bear cub via Peter Prehn, Flickr.jpg

DNR reminds the public: Don't feed the bears

The black bear is an iconic symbol of Minnesota's wilderness. Most bears are wary of people and will usually leave when encountered.


A high-stumped cut along the Seagull Nature Trail

Seagull Nature Trail impacted with questionable trail clearing

At some point between June and October 2017, a number of young pine trees were cut along the Seagull Nature Trail. The remote corridor is located at the end of the Gunflint Trail.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. State tribes will address Enbridge Line 3 issues.


Use caution with fire this fall

The forecast is for beautiful weather through the weekend so it is a great time to get out and enjoy your national forests.


Online and other resources can help Cook County residents trace a family history. Photo courtesy of  Pexels

Following the family tree: A community conversation

In an era where tracking down relatives, long-lost friendships and even one’s family history is more accessible than ever before, two Cook County residents are in the process of connecting with


North Shore Health

Ongoing renovations at North Shore Health

Construction has been underway at North Shore Health for some time.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalsted to find out the latest on that and more from NSH.


Mountain bikers

Bikers hit the trails in Sawtooth Challenge Saturday

The Sawtooth Challenge Bike Race will take place at Pincushion Mountain Trails on Saturday, October 21, starting at 9 a.m. There are a number of different races--in length and route. 


Superior National Forest Update October 20

National Forest Update – October 19, 2017.


Camp Chow is working to send meals to Hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Camp Chow to Puerto Rico continues

The island nation of Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the Category 4 hurricane that hit on September 20. Hurricane Maria made direct landfall with 150 mph winds, devastating the U.S.


Mrs. Friedrichs teaches the new class

New language and culture class at ISD 166

There's a new class at ISD 166 this year that focuses on language and cultures from around the world. The class is funded through a grant in the 2017-18 school year.


Jeff Cadwell

Cook County administrator on 2018 county budget

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with county administrator Jeff Cadwell about the 2018 county budget ahead of the Truth in Taxation meeting taking place next month, on November 27.


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