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Minnesota mining industry digs deep into uncertainties

On many levels, it was a challenging year for Minnesota’s mining industry.


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Reina del Cid visits The Roadhouse

Twin Cities musicians Reina del Cid and Toni Lindgren were in town recently for a gig--we were fortunate enough to have them stop by Studio A. Listen to their gorgeous, original music--and you can learn and listen more here


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New book considers future of Minnesota's Iron Range

The future of mining on Minnesota's Iron Range continues to be a topic of discussion and debate throughout the region and beyond our state borders. A new book, "Taconite Dreams," by Prof. Jeffrey Manuel, explores this topic in detail. Joe Friedrichs spoke with Manuel recently. 


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Distracted, impaired driving addressed by Sheriff

The State Patrol is stepping up efforts to combat distracted and impaired driving. It’s also an issue here at home.


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Snow to the south could slow traffic heading north

A little snow is back in the forecast, but nothing like what they expect to the south of us.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 26

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lots of mining talk this week. The city council sets a levy and majority leader Sen.


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Northern Sky: December 26

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


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Sunny's Back Yard: The solstice, Stonehenge and winter wind

It's the winter solstice: Sunny reflects on strange December weather and Stonehenge.


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North Woods Naturalist: Stone and crane flies

Not all insects swarm in summer. Some come out during the winter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about stone flies and crane flies.


Tis the season...

Forecast: cooling off this Christmas weekend

A little snow is back in the forecast, but Christmas weekend will get progressively colder. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Winter through a window

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: December 24

The days of waiting have dwindled and our anticipation intensifies toward this annual blow-out celebration.


A Year in the Wilderness: December 22 - Winter Solstice

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences travelling the BWCAW.


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Clinic ends year on a high note and looking for community participation

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic has had its Moving Matters program extended and will keep its Giving Tree project into early January.


Lake Superior in Winter

North Shore lakes are warming, study suggests

A recent scientific study shows that lakes around the world are warming, including lakes here along the North Shore.


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