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National Weather Service

Forecast: inching toward winter

We should be seeing a little more snow this week, cool temps and a trend toward warmer weather this coming weekend.


Barbara Jean - photo by Melissa Koch

Local singer-songwriter Barbara Jean on her blossoming music career

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release of her new album, "The Great Escape." She was joined by David Huckfelt, guitarist for The Pines.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

School board acts on community center

The ISD166 school board held a special meeting Friday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about Q-Comp and community center agreements.


Crescent Moon (Robert Snache/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Regulus, Antaries & the October moon

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.In this first part of October, you can check out a waning crescent moon west of Regu


Music Instructor Kerri Bilben

School News from Sawtooth Elementary, October 8

In Sawtooth Elementary School Music classes, instructor Kerri Bilben introduces students to new composers and performers.


Alton Lake at the rise of the full moon.

West End News: October 4

It was a golden week in the West End – in more ways than one.  The weather was nearly perfect and the colors were at their peak.  As a result, there was a perfect storm of tourism as p


New England Aster

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 6th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Listening

Weekend News Roundup for October 6

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Yellow-rumped Warbler

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 29th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Autumn on the Gunflint Trail (Mike Houge/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 5

Wow, the sights, sounds and scents of fall on the Gunflint have peaked like none such in recent memory.


Ruffed grouse hunting

Local fish report for Friday, October 5

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, it’s all happening in the woods and not on the water.


Knowledge Bowl Coach Dorie Carlson

School News from Cook County Middle School, October 5

Knowledge Bowl is a Jeopardy-style trivia contest activity for both Cook County Middle School and High School students.  This week in Cook County Middle School News, Knowledge Bowl Coach Dorie Ca


Brook Trout (Jon David Nelson/Flickr)

Points North: The Brook Trout’s Revenge

They say you shouldn’t drink the water when traveling south of the border, because you might be afflicted with an unflattering ailment known as Montezuma’s Revenge.
 


Lake trout

Minn. wins grant to reduce fish mercury exposure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has won a federal grant to reduce mercury exposure for women and children living along Lake Superior's north shore.


Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer

Voter ID author gets specific on mail ballot implementation

The voter ID amendment has been hotly debated on both sides of the political spectrum. One reason is because so many details are not included in the bill’s wording.


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