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Back to school after what may have been a stressful holiday for some

There’s been a lot of disturbing news on TV over the holidays and that can have an effect on school-age young people.


Greg Nichols and Will Surbaugh (Photo by Kate Surbaugh)

West End News: December 27

Sometimes the steady diet of bad news that streams in via radio, TV and Internet can be really discouraging.  The news cycle has been especially grim recently, causing me to worry about the state


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Cool new book for kids and their grownups: "Unbored"

Buck chatted recently with Elizabeth Foy Larsen, co-author of "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, " which the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune called “the quintessential guide for today’s tech-savvy and socially engaged kids." Geared to kids ages 8 to 13, it's gotten rave reviews from parents and kids alike for its coverage of fun stuff to think about, make and do, from yarn-bombing to classic pranks to building a remote-controlled water blaster.


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Master Naturalist trainings at Sugarloaf Cove

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association is pleased to offer Master Naturalist volunteer training at Sugarloaf Cove.


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Winter stream trout fishing in BWCAW to open Dec. 29

A 2012 Legislative change in fishing regulations will allow winter stream trout fishing on all lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to open earlier, according to the Minneso


Dr. Seth Moore - radio collaring a moose at Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: Grand Portage moose habitat/mortality study

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


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Eastern dwarf mistletoe is not the kissing kind

We have a variety of mistletoe here in the north woods…it’s just not the familiar kissing kind.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about mistletoe and wit


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Chilly and dry for the holidays

Looks like a chilly Christmas and no new snow. News Years looks pretty much the same. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about holiday weather.


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School News from Sawtooth Elementary, December 24

If you could ask Santa Claus any question, what would it be? Sawtooth Mountain 1st graders spent time this week writing these very questions.


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Weekend News Roundup for December 22

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


"Marshmallow globs hanging on every limb are a flocked delight"

Positively Grateful - December 22, 2012

During stressful times, it helps to savor the postive moments in our day.  This week, Marcia used www.positivityratio.com to help her focus on the lif


Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).  Photo by Eric Engbretson, USFWS

Winter stream trout fishing in BWCAW to open Dec. 29

A 2012 Legislative change in fishing regulations will allow winter stream trout fishing on all lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) to open earlier, according to


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Youth Show December 20

This week on the show, we're joined by College in the Schools Writing student Ben Seaton to talk about his Night of the Notorious topic, pro athletes and drug testing.


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Night of the Notorious: Ben Seaton on pro athletes & drug testing

Seniors in the UMD College in the Schools writing class are writing a series of papers on controversial topics in anticipation of the Night of the Notorious event on January 7.


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Anishinaabe Way: Susan Zimmerman

Susan Zimmerman is a Grand Portage band member who spent her early childhood on Hungry Jack Lake.  She is an avid hunter, fisherwoman, and wild ricer who also makes baskets and decorative gourds that are rooted in traditional crafts. Anishinaabe Way series producer Staci Drouillard met with her last fall in Grand Portage, where she was in the final days of her annual moose hunt.


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