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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for March 5

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. This was caucus week and there were big turnouts.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: March 4

“Old Man Winter” remains in a fickle mood as I begin this weeks’ Gunflint scoop.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: March 3

Sophia and Silas report the latest School News.

PolyMet processing site - former LTV Steel plant near Hoyt Lakes

DNR finds Polymet project review 'adequate'

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced Thursday, March 3, that the Environmental Impact Statement for Polymet Mining's Northmet Project meets state standards.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

March turns warm with snow and maybe rain

March is warming up. This weekend will have highs in the 40’s, a little snow and maybe even rain as we get into the week.

University of Minnesota Duluth

UMD offers new journalism degree

The University of Minnesota Duluth will begin offering a new journalism degree starting next fall.

New sign marks the expansion of North House Folk School

North House expands campus with building purchase

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais expanded its campus this week and moved a portion of the school across Highway 61. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs brings us this story. 

2016 Radio Waves Performer Application

The 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP.  The event will take place on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11 at Sweetheart's Bluff Sledding Hill in the Grand Mar

North Woods Naturalist: Hard crust on the snow moon

Rain and freezing temperatures can dramatically change the nature of the snow pack. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the hard crust on the snow moon.


Park Board is busy planning, beavers are busy building

The Grand Marais Park Board is applying for a parks and trails Legacy designation. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with park manager Dave Tersteeg about the grant and also about busy beavers.

Author and voiceover professional Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner, author of "Parenting for the Digital Age," to speak in Grand Marais Tuesday, March 8

If you’ve ever wondered about the effect of technology and digital media on children, there will be a presentation on the topic by author and voiceover professional Bill Ratner at the Arrowh


Party faithful make caucus choices

Yesterday was caucus day in Minnesota. Democrats and Republicans met to propose resolutions for their conventions, select delegates and hold preferential presidential polls.

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: March 1

Matty reports the latest School News.

A Year in the Wilderness: February 25 - Reflecting in the sleet

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 traveling the BWCAW.

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