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Forest disturbance expert Lee Frelich discusses effect of fire on the boreal forest

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 16 with Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology at the U of MN, about likely effects of the Pagami Creek Fire on the BWCAW forest.


Singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac visits the Roadhouse on big music weekend

Buck chatted with musician Lindsay Mac Sept. 16. She was in town for Mountain Stage and Unplugged X, and brought her new four-string guitar to Studio A to play a few songs.

Pagami Creek Fire smoke cloud over Eastern Europe

Pagami Creek Fire Update – smoke cloud over Eastern Europe

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 30% contained. The size decreased to 93,669 acres because of more accurate GPS mapping on the northwest side.

Woodchuck / photo: Google Images

North Woods Naturalist: True hibernators of the North Shore

Bears hibernate, but many don’t consider them true hibernators. We do have three mammals locally who truly hibernate.

Pagami Creek Fire - Polly Lake looking west: photo by Dennis Neitzke USFS 9/17/2011

Rain expected to prevent forest fire from growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep the Pagami Creek fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.


North Woods Naturalist: Tracking the spaceship fruit

To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship.

Pigeon River Moose by Travis Novitsky

Your Take on Moose in the Arrowhead

According to some natural resource experts the moose population in our region could disappear within a decade. We’ve been asking our listeners for their thoughts on moose in the Arrowhead.

Pagami Creek Fire smoke

Pagami Creek Fire Update for the afternoon of Sept. 20

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 23% contained. The size remains unchanged at 93,898 acres.

A view of the Pagami Fire from the air, photo courtesy of

Map of the Pagami Creek Fire

Click on the above link to download the most recent map available at this time of the Pagami Creek Fire line, from Wednesday, September 14. The map shows the uncontrolled fire edge in red.


Pagami Creek Fire campfire and closure updates for Sept. 20

A complete open campfire ban continues throughout the entire Superior National Forest – including residences. Only gas and propane fires are allowed.

Millie Mainella at 102

Moments in Time: Millie Mainella

Millie Mainella moved to Cook County in 1910 at the age of two.  She grew up in Moose Valley, near Hovland, and remembers her childhood there.   Millie passed away in August,

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WTIP to broadcast Monday night Fire Information Meeting

WTIP will broadcast the Public Fire Information Meeting live from the Gunflint Ranger District Office in Grand Marais at 7 PM, Monday, September 19.

Looking at Polly Lake from the south end looking mostly north. Photo by Dennis Neitzke USFS 9/17/2011

Pagami Creek Fire Update, 10 AM, Mon., Sept. 19

In this interview from Monday morning, September 19, WTIP volunteer Ann Possis talks with Pagami Creek Fire Public Information Officer Doug Anderson.

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