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Northern Sky: February 18 - March 3

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Listening, 1940

Weekend News Roundup for February 18

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The county wants to pave the Pike Lake Road. A group of DFLers want Congressman Nolan to run for Governor.


Alpine boys' team with the third place trophy at the State Meet.

Cook County Viking boys bring home State 3rd place trophy

The Cook County Vikings Alpine Ski team had several athletes at the State Meet at Giants Ridge on Wednesday, Febraruy 15.


Isle Royale

Grand Marais likely to host seaplane service to Isle Royale

Isle Royale National Park is considering a proposal by Isle Royale Seaplanes  (IRS) to offer seaplance service from Grand Marais to Isle Royale.


The patient pine grosbeak.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: February 17

Weather in the Wildersmith neighborhood has settled back into a more moderate tone after having to move snow on four out of the last seven days of week two.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: February 17

Goshi, Deja, and Sophia report the latest school news.

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The AEOA homelessness survey found 13 individuals needing shelter.

AEOA releases results of Point in Time survey on homelessness

 The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency recently conducted a survey on homelessness in Cook County.


Montgomery County, Ohio

WTIP’s 3rd Thursday features Two Women, Dozens of Stories

Once the travel ban was lifted, Pat Zankman flew to Cuba. Once the Hillary Clinton campaign needed field workers Sue Hakes went to Dayton Ohio.


WTIP's Jana Berka accepts the check for WTIP radio

First and Second Thrift Store helps community

Community members happily gathered at the Cook County Senior Center on a snowy winter day, February 8, for a “payout party” with the First and Second Thrift Store.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Legislative update: Ecklund urges Nolan to run for Governor

A group of Iron Range oriented legislators is urging Congressman Rick Nolan to be the DFL candidate for Governor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: February 16

Tighe and Katie report the latest school news.

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Ethical owl photo

West End News: February 16

What do birders and Harry Potter fans have in common? Both are delighted with the irruption of owls we are experiencing this winter.


North Woods Naturalist: Sunflower seeds

How do some birds so expertly extract seeds from their shells and then digest them? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about sunflower seeds, crops and gizzards.


Girl Scouts get a work out hauling cookies around!

Girl Scout cookie sales under way in Cook County

Cook County Girl Scouts --Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Ambassadors and Senior Scouts -- are now selling cookies on the North Shore.


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