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Artist Betsy Bowen & birding expert Laura Erickson on their newest book, "Hawk Ridge"

Bob chatted Sept. 21 with Laura Erickson, producer of "For the Birds," and Betsy Bowen, woodcut printmaker and painter, about their newest collaboration, "Hawk Ridge: Minnesota's Birds of Prey." The book includes every hawk that's ever been reported at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.

Superintendent Schwarz

ISD166 -- enrollement improves and the new school schedule is working

Good enrollment news at ISD166 as well as  information on Q-Comp and the school schedule.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz.

Sled dogs

New sled dog race mushing our way

From Grand Portage to mid-trail to Grand Marais and back to Portage. Sound like a sled dog race?  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Beth Drost about the Gichigami Express.

National Weather Service

Weather this week -- warmer but dry

Pretty nice fall weather on tap for the rest of the week, but very dry.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about no rain in the forecast.

The Andromeda galaxy is visible this month (find it at the bottom-center of the above photo, above the 'v' of the hills)

Northern Sky: Autumn Constellations

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


Great Expectations gets high marks

Great Expectations School got high scores from the Department of Education. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with school administrator Peter James about charter school success.

Cook County Schools

School News from Cook County Middle School, September 21

It’s sports galore at CCMS! This week on Cook County Middle School News, teacher Pam Taylor gives the lowdown on all the great things happening with Cook County Athletics.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Elementary, September 21

There’s so much going on at Sawtooth Elementary! Kara Ramey of the Youth Radio Project brings us this edition of Sawtooth Elementary School News.

Felt Hat (Martin Sharman/Flickr)

Moments in Time: The Ghost of Bucko Bushman

The past is never that far away. Everything that has happened in this tiny corner of the world is present today.

Radio kit

Weekend News Roundup for September 22

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

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: September 20

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show this summer!

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

Youth Show September 20

This week on the Youth Show, we talk about sports!

Red Fox (Anthony Adams/Flickr)

Wildersmith September 21

It’s official, the calendar says that our fall excursion is on schedule along the Gunflint Byway. For a day now, east is truly east and west is west with our daytime luminary, Sol.

Robert DesJarlait

Anishinaabe Way: Robert DesJarlait

Red Lake Anishinaabe Robert DesJarlait is a writer, journalist, artist, a co-founder of the group "Protect our Manoomin" and a member of the University of Minnesota Council of Elders.  He recently told the story of the spiritual connection between the Anishinaabeg and the wolf (ma'aingan). It is a cautionary tale of man and animal's intertwined fate. Robert signs his works of art with the symbol of a wolf's paw to honor this historic and ancient connection.

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