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Coming of Age

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell immediately thinks of one thing when he hears the phrase "coming of age."

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Weekend News Roundup for August 9

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.

Fullish Moon at Perigee (Greg Wilson / Flikr)

Northern Sky: August 9

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Emergency kit

WTIP’s First Thursday explores emergency preparedness

Emergencies can strike anytime, but summer is a good time to review your preparedness for severe weather, wildfires and other untimely events.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 8

The second weekend of this new month found our part of the world leaning toward the dry side of the weather ledger.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Back to school is on ISD166 board agenda

The start of school is around the corner, the ISD166 board needs a candidate and nine-man is in the future. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz.

Superior National Forest Update: August 8

Hi.  I’m Nancy Larson, Gunflint District Ranger, with this week’s edition of the Superior National Forest Update  -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreatio

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Invasive Carp and Lake Superior

If you follow the news around the

Great Lakes, chances are you’ve heard of Asian carp.

West End News: August 1

April Knight, the adventurous nurse from North Carolina, arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay on Tuesday, August 5th.  April left Sawbill Lake in Tofte on May 17th


South Shore band Floydian Slip rocks The Roadhouse

Dick & Ann welcomed the band Floydian Slip (Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; Andy Noyes, guitar; and Jeff Kriner, drums)  to Studio A Aug. 1 for fun conversation and great original music & covers. They were in town to play two shows at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can learn more about them and where they play next here.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer threatens northern ecosystem

There are a lot of ash trees in our Superior National Forest, and the emerald ash borer is affecting ash trees and forest ecosystems in nearby areas.

Redstart Wing Display

Field Notes: White-Throated Sparrow, Red-Eyed Vireo and Redstart

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritag

Example of Chip Carving

North House Classes: Woodcarving, rosemaling and more....

From decorative woodcarving to rosemaling, North House Folk School has the classes!  WTIP host Mark

Violence Prevention Center: Challenges of Serving a Rural Community

Lucy Perpich of the Violence Prevention Center discussed challenges of serving a rural community, in addition to her leaving the Cook County area, with North Shore Morning host Sherrie Lindskog.


Thimbleberries: an often neglected trail treat

They’re a refreshing snack to find along a trail. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about thimbleberries.

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