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Rick Sturm Cook County Recycling Center

Recycling in Cook County

Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson spoke with Rick Sturm of the Cook County Recycling Center to find out what materials the center accept


Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Northern Sky: June 24 - July 7

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


Rita Plourde

Possible cuts to Medicaid could have a serious impact on local health care

Congress is poised to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but there are concerns over reductions to Medicaid.


Robert "Bobby" Deschampe

Campaign violation complaint against Deschampe dismissed

District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Deschampe took the oath of office on June 13, under a bit of a cloud.


Skyler Hawkins

North House's Skyler Hawkins on the Scenic Route

Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special co-host Carl Solander on the Scenic Route.


Photo by Bryan Hansel

Adventurers Dave & Amy Freeman check in on their latest projects...and a new book in the works

Explorers & adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman, who recently spent a year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, are back in Cook County for the summer. They stopped by the studio to chat with Dave about what readapting to civilization has been like, what they miss and what they don't, and much more. They're writing a book about their experience, due out this fall from Milkweed Editions.


Triple Truffle Trotters, courtesy MN State Fair

The scoop on new foods at the fair this summer...Swine & Spuds, anyone?

It's only two months away...the start of the 2017 MN State Fair. And every summer there are fun new foods to try. Dennis Larson, license administration manager for the fair, chatted with Ann Possis about this year's new foods and how they're chosen. The 2017 fair starts Aug. 24. You can find the complete list of new foods here.


Aerial View of Grand Marais

Rural Rides

Who: 
​Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

Work assistance for senior adults

Who: 
​Arrowhead Economic Opporturnity Agency

Photo by Richard Ryszard, courtesy of Flickr

Tick that triggers red meat allergy continues advance north

A rare tick that can trigger an allergy to red meat is possibly advancing into northeastern Minnesota.


Minnesota State Patrol

One injured in single-car accident in Schroeder

The Minnesota State Patrol, Tofte-Schroeder First Responders and Cook County Sheriff’s Office deputies were paged to a rollover accident just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24.


Black Bear

Bear reports from Alaska have some North Shore residents on high alert

Reports of two human deaths as a result of recent black bear attacks in Alaska are generating national headlines.


The Perspective From Here: 150 Artists From the North

Who: 
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Where: 
1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Listening to the Radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 24

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Local election challenge, carp in the news, Rep.


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