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Omnibus Hearing continued in local case

The Omnibus Hearing for a 36-year-old Grand Portage man was continued Wednesday in the Sixth District Court until January 23.
 


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New book of Minnesota know-how, from carving ice sculptures to singing like a voyageur...

Bob was joined by former Pioneer Press outdoors writer (and current communications director for the MN DNR) Chris Niskanen Dec. 7 to talk about his new book, "The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction and More." Those and dozens of other uniquely Minnesotan skills are covered in this 'playful yet practical' how-to guide.


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"Books That Shaped America" from the Library of Congress...what would be on your list?

Mark Dimunation, chief of the Library of Congress' rare book & special collection division, joined Bob recently to discuss "Books That Shaped America." Learn how and why the list of 88 books were chosen, and how they affected our history. You can view the entire list here.


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Get the scoop on the royal baby bump from an expert on British history & monarchy

Ann Possis chatted Dec. 7 with Prof. John Watkins, professor of English at the U of MN, who specializes in sovereignty, queenship, and British history. Learn about the royal family, how succession to the British throne works, and changes in British law that will allow a girl baby equal chance to become the monarch. 


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Youth Show December 6

This week on the show, youth producer Mara MacDonell brings us a great piece about the Cook County High School Pep Band.


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Scannell resignation called for at county board meeting

During a public comment period held prior to the Dec.


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Mystery Noise: December 6

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina brings us an original poem, "Untitled Poem #2" (Photo by miyagisan/Flickr)

Untitled Poem #2

Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about death and saying goodbye.


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Youth Radio Project: Pep Band

If you've ever been to a high school sports event, you've probably seen (and heard) the pep band. But what purpose do they really serve?


Mark Marxen takes a closer look at the wolf hunt for his Night of the Notorious project (Diane Hammond/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Mark Marxen on the wolf hunt

Is a wolf hunt good wolf population management? College in the Schools Writing student Mark Marxen is taking a closer look at this topic for his Night of the Notorious project.


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Governor to appoint four citizens to conservation boards

Minnesotans interested in the state’s natural resources have an opportunity to influence conservation priorities.


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8th Grade "This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 3

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her 8th grade exploratory class.


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School News from Sawtooth Elementary, December 10

There's a lot going on at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School! This week, WTIP Youth Radio Project producers Sterling Anderson and Kara Ramey bring us the latest school news.


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Let it snow! Tis the season.

It took awhile, but when the snow finally came, it really came down. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about a white Christmas.


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Minn. prosecutor ordered to stay away from teen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor has been ordered to stay away from a 17-year-old girl and her parents after being accused of an improper relationship with the girl.


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