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Weekend News Roundup for August 10

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


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All About Growing Beautiful Roses in Zone 3

Northern Gardening interviews rose breeder, Dr. David Zlesak, about growing roses in Zone 3. Is it possible?


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West End News: August 8

Well, this is hardly news, but if you’ve just arrived in the West End, or if you live under a rock, the blueberries are ripe, plump and plentiful.
 


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Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) and Briand Morrison (guitar) to Studio A recently to learn about their new collaboration and hear some great music.


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Director gives "virtual tour" of the new "Y"

Tours begin this Friday for the Cook County Community YMCA.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with “Y” Director Emily Marshall about what features are in the new facility.


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Park storm runoff system performs well

The Grand Marais Rec Park is summer busy, full for the Fisherman’s Picnic, and the storm water runoff system performed perfectly during the mid-month downpour.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen sp


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Dr. Seth Moore: Wolf research at Grand Portage

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


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Should we treat drug use as a crime or a public health issue?

Naya Arbiter, vice president of the Amity Foundation, a nonprofit that provides drug treatment services, and Sarah Gordon, HIV counseling coordinator with the MN Dept. of Health, joined Dick Swanson Aug. 2 to discuss the possibility that approaching drug use as a public health issue rather than a crime would save money and lives. The conversation was prompted by a recent documentary film. "Breaking the Taboo." You can watch the 52-minute film at hulu.com. See a brief trailer here.


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Grad student at Institute on the Environment challenges students to get creative

Ann Possis chatted Aug. 2 with Joey Reid, grad student at the U of M's Institute on the Environment, about the 'environmental hackathon' he conducted recently, bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to try to solve big environmental problems through creative play and thinking. You may want to try the marshmallow challenge at home!


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

It's summer. Like it or not!

Some near-record lows, some rain, some warmer weather on the way.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson..


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Wilderness canoe trip? Less is better

Plan ahead is always a good motto, especially if you’re planning a trip into the BWCAW.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Forest Service wilderness ranger Cathy Quinn.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: August 3rd

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 August 3

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


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Youth Radio Project interviews Patsy and Rose Ingebrigtsen about international student exchanges

The Youth Radio Project interviewed Patsy Ingebritsen and her daughter Rose, who are Cook County residents and are both involved with student exchanges.


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