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Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk discusses upcoming legislative session

The Minnesota Legislature is back in session next week. One of the Minority Leaders in the Senate is 6th District Senator Tom Bakk. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


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Calm and melodious pine grosbeaks, back for winter

Unlike their raucous evening grosbeak relatives, pine grosbeaks are calm, melodious and are generally better mannered.


John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Beargrease dog sled marathon cancelled

The John Beargrease Board of Directors has announced the cancellation of the 2012 race. Poor snow conditions will not allow the race to be run safely.


Chipmunk in Snow

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - January 14th

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.


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Weekend News Roundup for January 14

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


This "atypical weather nonsense" is playing havoc with thickening ice on the big lakes in Gunflint Territory

Wildersmith Jan. 13

Winter on a yo-yo, yes! Another northwoods meltdown slipped in on the territory just when we thought “Mr. Cold and Blustery” had things under control.


Brook trout

Local Fish Report for Friday, Jan. 13

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, the trout opener is just around the corner.


Smoke stack

Dr. Seth Moore: Mercury in the Environment - Part I

January 11, 2012

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


A pack of wolves stopped by Sawbill in the wee hours

West End News Jan. 12

Election filings for township officers are currently open. The township system of government in Minnesota is the closest form of government to actual people.


Mayor Carlson

City takes steps for legal action in pool stalemate

The Grand Marais Mayor and city council members have instructed their attorney to investigate taking legal action against the swimming pool consulting firm they say is holding the city hostage.


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Honeycrisp, Zestar, SweeTango...creating yummy apples at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum

Buck spoke Dec. 30 with David Bedford, apple breeder at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum, about the complex and long (30 years or more) process of developing a new apple variety and bringing it to market. What makes an apple great? Find out here.


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