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Weekend News Roundup for September 21

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The Duluth Port has a new director, Asian carp continue to threaten, Rep.


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Duluth panel discusses sex trafficking in Duluth, on Lake Superior ships

Over 40 people gathered at the American Indian Center in Duluth Thursday night for a panel discussion on the issue of human trafficking and prostitution - particularly of native women and children - i


James Deloria stands by the brook trout canoe that he created.

West End News: September 19

Congratulations to the Finland community on the occasion of paying off the debt for their beautiful Clair Nelson Memorial Community Center.  The taconite production tax, which is what the taconit


Great Expectations

Math curriculum topic of discussion at GES

Great Expectations board met this week and among other things, math was on the agenda. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with GES administrator Peter James about tailored math programs.


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How Do I Make More Life-Affirming Choices Each Day? - September 14, 2013

What bring joy into my days?  What energizes me?  A few tips on how to know what is life-affirming and how to choose it.


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Straw Bale Gardening and More

Northern Gardening hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam interview guests about straw bale gardening and other techniques and how effective they could be for growing vegetables on the North Shore.


John Schloot flashes a smile as the historic bear sign is re-installed, Friday, September 13, 2013.

Refurbished Gunflint Trail signs back in place

The historic Gunflint Trail signs in downtown Grand Marais are back in place after getting  much needed facelifts.


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Songwriter Jon Vezner, folk legend Tom Paxton, and guitarist Jonathan Brown, all on The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed Tom Paxton, Jon Vezner, and Jonathan Brown to Studio A Sept. 13 for talk and music. The three were in Grand Marais to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage, Friday evening, and Unplugged XII, Saturday evening, both at North House Folk School.


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"Sole Survivor" explores the lives of lone survivors of commercial plane crashes

Ky Dickens has made a powerful new film, "Sole Survivor," which documents the struggles of people who were the only ones to survive deadly plane crashes. Though these people are seen as 'lucky', special challenges come with being a sole survivor. Buck spoke with her Sept. 13.


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Mel Duncan of Nonviolent Peaceforce, on peaceful civilian response to conflict around the world

Dick spoke Sept. 13 with Mel Duncan, co-founder and director of advocacy & research of Nonviolent Peaceforce.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 13

The Gunflint corridor is at the halfway point of month nine.  That in mind, I pause at the thought of kicking off my 13th year of reflecting on weekly Trail happenings and commentary.


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