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Where did all of our caribou go? (Papa Marina's/Flickr)

Out There: Rudolph, the red-tape reindeer

If a reintroduction effort in the 1990s hadn’t been scuttled, northern Minnesota would now be home to many sleighs’ worth of reindeer.
 


Sen. Charles "Chuck" Wiger

Sen. Wiger talks about moose, budget and gun legislation

Sen. Chuck Wiger represents District 43 in the Minnesota Legislature. His district includes parts of Ramsey and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities Metro.


WTIP Photographer Stephan Hoglund Captures Snow Sculpture in the Making

Grand Marais area resident Rick Skoog carves a snow sculpture in Harbor Park on a cold January day. 

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"The Scenic Route" features local and regional music (fensterbme/Flickr)

Scenic Route

on WTIP Friday 4-5pm.
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.

Bears - carving by Keith Morris & Elise Kyllo (photo by Nace Hagemann)

Winter Arts Festival features snow sculptures around county

The Grand Marais Art Colony's annual Winter Arts Festival, January 25 - February 1, is comprised of two unique events, a Winter Plein Air  and Snow Carving Symposium.  


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill supports DNR season closure: "Moose is iconic."

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today the moose population in Northeastern Minnesota has dropped 35 percent from last year.


Local fish consumption advisories include Lake Trout (photo USFWS)

Dr. Seth Moore: Tribe participating in mercury health study

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


Winter light

Changing light changes the natural world

As we edge ever closer to spring, the light changes in our natural world.


Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues for December continue to improve

Lodging tax revenues for the final month of 2012 were up compared to December of last year county-wide.


Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show January 31

This week on The Youth Show, we speak with Todd Toulouse, CCHS teacher and varsity girls basketball coach, along with players Teresa Morrin and Leah Utities about their season so far; Mara MacDonell a


Kristian Bålsrød and Anton Ligaarden, shown with fellow filmmaker Katinka Hustad at Baragas Cross

Norwegian filmmakers Kristian Balsrod & Anton Ligaarden update The Roadhouse on their local project, “The Norwegian Riviera”

Norwegian filmmakers Kristian Balsrod & Anton Ligaarden stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 1 to update hosts Ann Possis and Buck Benson on their local project, “The Norwegian Riviera.”

You can learn more about their project by visiting their website.


The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe

Author Will Schwalbe on his latest book, reading with loved ones, dealing with grief and more

Will Schwalbe has been editor-in-chief at Hyperion Books and has written for many national publications. His best seller, The End of Your Life Book Club, is a memoir of reading with his mother during the last two years of her life after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He's the founder of cookstr.com, a website with recipes from many of the world's best chefs. He spoke with Buck Benson on the Feb. 1 edition of The Roadhouse about his latest book, reading with loved ones, dealing with grief and more.


Psychology professors Ruth Ann & Paul Atchley talk about a link between nature & creativity (Chantal Forster/Flickr)

Need a creative boost? Hit the trail, say psychology professors Ruth Ann & Paul Atchley

University of Kansas psychology professors Ruth Ann and Paul Atchley recently completed a study showing that four days out in the wild, without cell phones or other technology, nurtures hikers’ creativity. The Atchleys joined host Ann Possis on the Feb. 1 edition of The Roadhouse to explain more.

Read more about the study Ruth Ann & Paul conducted, along with University of Utah professor David L. Strayer.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Warmer weather and a bit more snow lies ahead

We may have turned the cold weather corner! WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about less cold and more snow heading into February.


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