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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: December 18

 Our Gunflint Trail winter has extended yet another week with no appreciable change in the temperate status.

Superior National Forest Update: December 18

Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, education specialist, with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of the Forest

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School News from Great Expectations: December 17

Sammie and Shaelyn report the latest news from Great Expectations Charter School in Grand Marais.

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The truth behind Xmas vs. Christmas

The term Xmas is occasionally used around the holiday season, and what that word means and where it comes from is often misunderstood.

Great Expectations Charter School

Great Expectations students participate in National Novel Writing Month

NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an annual project during the month of November.

A Year in the Wilderness: December 16 - Waiting for Freeze-Up

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.

North Woods Naturalist: Strange Fall

The prolonged fall was accountable for unusual late season events. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the strange fall.


Adam & Tim bring great bluegrass to Studio A

Adam (Stariha) & Tim (Tucker), also of the bluegrass group Black River Revue from Duluth/Superior, stopped by The Roadhouse Dec. 11 to chat and play a few high-energy tunes. You can hear and learn more here.

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: December 14

Matty reports the latest news from Oshki Ogimaag Community School in Grand Portage.


Lonnie Dupre on his latest adventure, Vertical Nepal

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre recently returned from Nepal, where he and his team explored some newly-opened areas for possible climbs in 2016. He sat down with Dick Dec. 11 to share stories of his trip and what's next. You can learn more about Lonnie and his adventures here.


Reduce your stress by practicing mindfulness--expert & teacher explains

Mindfulness has been linked to reduced stress and improved mental clarity, creativity and productivity. Alex Haley, who teaches mindfulness at the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN, spoke with Dave Dec. 11 about how and why mindfulness works to calm and make us more focused.  

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Snow on the way, and here to stay

Snow is back in the forecast, and this time it’s going to stick around. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about snow before Christmas.

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Moose-car collisions occur at disturbing rate on Gunflint Trail

There have been numerous traffic accidents already this month involving moose along the Gunflint Trail.

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