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Wildersmith February 22

Thanks go out to Rosey, that news-scoopin’ K-9 from over on Hungry Jack Lake, for covering my absence last week.


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Youth Radio Project interviews Mark Marxen on CCHS dodgeball fundraiser

The College in the Schools Literature class is in the process of saving money for an upcoming trip to Minneapolis to see two professional theater productions at the Guthrie Theater.


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Local fish report for Friday, February 22

According to fishing expert John Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, It’s trout time!


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Points North: The Economics of Owl Watching

Below-zero cold feels crisp and comfortable on a windless February night. Overhead, stars sparkle and wink. The surrounding forest is dark and silent.


Instructor Scott Steinbach

School News from Cook County Middle School, February 22

Math education is a special focus for Cook County Schools. In this edition of CCMS School News, middle school instructor Scott Steinbach explains how he makes math more fun.


Boreal Owl

West End News: February 21

The boreal owl is a very small owl that used to be fairly common around here, but has mostly disappeared in recent years.  At the moment though, there is a well-documented irruption of boreal owl


Commissioner Sue Hakes

Not everyone on the Irish Creek Road want to be plowed out

Wetlands management plans stall at the Army Corps of Engineers level. Not everyone on the Irish Creek Road wants to pay for plowing. And out of county commissioner meetings.


Math Counts

GES and ISD166 attend Math Counts competition

An unconventional way to help school finances, math cooperation between school districts and a steady enrollment picture. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke Great Expectations administrator Peter James.


Abby Tofte

For young EDA board member, affordable housing is key issue

Abby Tofte is a new member of the Economic Development Authority’s board. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Abby about younger voices in local affairs.


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Gunflint Notebook: Closing and Opening Doors

Steve shares famous quotes and his own ideas about closing and opening doors, in this edition of Gunflint Notebook.


Poplar River valley

New Findings Show Poplar River Sediment Reduced by 35%

Lutsen, MN – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provided updated data trends on sediment in the Poplar River to the Poplar River Management Board in February.


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, February 18

There are a variety of things happening this week in Sawtooth Elementary school news.  In this edition, instructors Kerri Bilben and Mary MacDonald, plus the 4th grade eye-glasses comm


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Bump Blomberg & Chris Silver live in Studio A

Bob & Buck welcomed local fav Bump Blomberg, on guitar, & Wisconsin musician Chris Silver, on mandolin and resonator, to the show Feb. 15 for great music. They were performing in several spots around the county for President's weekend.


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Spoiler alert! Lake Superor State banished words are trending! Don't kick the can down the road...listen now.

Lake Superior State University recently released their 38th annual Banished Words list. Buck chatted Feb. 15 with John Shibley of the university's PR department about what overused words are on this year's list. Spoiler alert! You can read the list here.


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Gwen Westerman on her new book, "Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota"

Bob spoke Feb. 15 with Dr. Gwen Westerman, co-author with Bruce White of "Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota." The book, from the MN Historical Society Press, details the history of the Dakota people in their traditional homelands for hundreds of years prior to exile.


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