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Alton Lake at the rise of the full moon.

West End News: October 4

It was a golden week in the West End – in more ways than one.  The weather was nearly perfect and the colors were at their peak.  As a result, there was a perfect storm of tourism as p

New England Aster

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 6th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Weekend News Roundup for October 6

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

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 29th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

Autumn on the Gunflint Trail (Mike Houge/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 5

Wow, the sights, sounds and scents of fall on the Gunflint have peaked like none such in recent memory.

Ruffed grouse hunting

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.

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