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Two lynx have a conversation near Sawbill Lake

Bill Hansen captured this rare moment near Sawbill Lake on May 4.

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: May 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.

Wind turbine

Update: The state of renewable energy in Minnesota

Ann Possis spoke May 3 with Erin Stojan Ruccolo of Fresh Energy, and Amanda Bilek of the Great Plains Institute, about the outlook for renewable energy in Minnesota. Thirteen percent of the state's electricity currently comes from renewables. Erin and Amanda talk about ideas and initiatives for making renewables a larger part of our energy base. They were in Grand Marais for the Northern Sustainability Symposium May 3-5.


Author Dmitry Orlov on why he believes the U.S. is on the brink of collapse...and how to survive it

Buck spoke May 3 with Dmitry Orlov, author of  the award-winning book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, and of the forthcoming The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit. Born in Russia, he moved to the U.S. while a teenager, and traveled back repeatedly to observe the Soviet collapse during the late '80s and mid-'90s. He talked about why the thinks the U.S. is headed for collapse, and how people must change their lives to survive. 


Openings on ARAC board, including Cook County

There are several openings for board members on the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Spring along Superior

Spring is here, but the weather is a mixed bag

Spring is finally inching its way in. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde about the week ahead.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, May 6

There's a lot going on at Sawtooth Elementary School. In this edition of Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School News, Principal Gwen Carman brings us the latest elementary news.

Belted Kingfisher (Megaeryle alcyon)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: April 27th

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.

Listening together

Weekend News Roundup for May 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. The stalemate between Blue Cross and North Shore Hospital is working its way to a resolution.

Learn more about what there is to see in the night sky during mid-May (satosphere/Flickr)

Northern Sky: In mid-May, catch Jupiter, Saturn, Corvus

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


WTIP’s First Thursday looks at community emergencies

The last week end in April saw many dozens of responders in Grand Marais for the 24th annual county Emergency Services Conference.

Cook County Schools

School News from Cook County Middle School, May 3

In Cook County Middle School, 7th grade students are exposed to a quarter-long Spanish language class. In this edition of School News, Spanish teacher Kristin Carlsgaard shares more about it.

Birch Grove

School News from Birch Grove: Thursday, May 2

In this edition of School News, Hazel and Casey report on the latest learning at Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.


West End News: May 2

“Will the ice be out for the opening of fishing?” seems to be the question on everyone’s mind these days.  Predicting the ice-out date is notoriously difficult, but I’m go

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