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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.

Lake trout

EPA to fund Lake Superior mercury study -- babies at risk

The federal government will investigate why infants born around Lake Superior have sometimes unhealthy levels of mercury in their blood, especially those along Minnesota's north shore.

Tyler Campbell and Carl Hansen are successful grouse hunters.  Photo by Anna Larson.

West End News: September 27

It is always a joyful time when a baby is born in the West End.  This week, it was particularly fun to welcome Brookstyn Candice Nordman-Nelson to the community.  According to her grandmothe

Dave Tersteeg

Great year at the Rec Park and projects progress

Solar panel action by the city golf course and a new architect for the Community Connection. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.

Northern Lights by Stephan Hoglund

Astronomer Bob King on spotting northern lights, Zodiacal light, comets, and more this fall

Dave Seaton chatted Sept. 28 with Bob King, Duluth News-Tribune photographer, astronomer, and author of the Astro Bob blog. They covered everything from northern lights (fall's the best time to see them) to Mars Curiosity to getting enough sleep while working days and stargazing at night.

Bumblebee loaded with pollen

Bumblebees in fleece jackets

Bumblebees are still out, and they are probably queens looking to dig in for winter.


Scat-sniffing dogs help researchers study & protect wildlife

Buck chatted Sept. 28 with Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the U of Washington, about an amazing group of dogs that assist in wildlife research by sniffing out scat for study.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather: warm, cold, warm as we move deeper into fall

Weather looks good to mid-week, then it’ll cool off before we warm up again. Winter’s not here yet. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Syewart.

Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk concerned about Voter ID

State Senator Tom Bakk is the Senate Minority Leader and as such, is concerned about the effect and implementation of the Voter ID amendment if is passes.

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Youth Show September 27

This week on The Youth Show, we had special guests Lucy Perpich and Jade Woltmann in studio to talk about a new girls group that will be offered to students in 6th through 8th grade at Cook County Mid

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