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Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: January 4th

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.


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Weekend News Roundup for January 4

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The US Forest Service and other partners will begin a North Shore restoration.


The view from Studio B, Friday, January 3

Minnesota Schools canceled state wide on Monday

With high temperatures across Minnesota expected to be in the double digits below zero on Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton took the unusual step of cancelling schools statewide.


Red-backed vole

Red-backed voles are common in the county

Two little rodents are common on the North Shore. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about red-backed and meadow voles.


Michael Monroe. Photo by Jim Branderberg

Michael Monroe stops in for his annual holiday performance on The Roadhouse

Cook County singer/songwriter Michael Monroe visited Studio A Dec. 27 for what has become a holiday tradition of music and conversation. Learn about Michael's latest projects, his Log Cabin Concerts, and the great press coverage he's been receiving.


Grand Marais Harbor Beauty -17 Below Zero

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Jay Kieft

Jay Kieft takes over as County Administrator

Cook County has a new Administrator, on the job for just three weeks. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Jay Kieft (KEY-ft) about his new job


Black bear with cubs/National Park Service

"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.


courtesy Noah Horak

Around the world by motorcycle with Tofte native Noah Horak

Noah Horak, a 29-year-old electrical engineer from Tofte, quit his job, sold his stuff, and set off on a round-the-world adventure on a motorcycle. Dick caught up with Noah in Hawaii, where he met his family for the holidays. Learn about his travels and where he's off to next. You can follow his blog and see pictures and video here.


USFS

Forest Service announces North Shore Restoration Project

The effort to reshape the forest along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior is advancing, now with the U.S.


Calendar cover

Local photographer captures unusual wildlife scene

Local wildlife photographer David Brislance has the cover of the 2014 Freshwater Society’s Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar. It is a most unusual photograph.


Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo

Outdoor writer Sam Cook looks ahead at 2014

For years Sam Cook has been the chief outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune.. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sam about outdoor issues in the months –and years—to come.


Check out "Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves: Part 1"

Part 1 is the first program in the series, featuring Barry Oshry.

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