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DNR wildlife veterinarian Erika Butler on possible new health threat to moose

Erika Butler, wildlife veterinarian with the MN DNR, talked with Buck Aug. 24 about a health threat to moose: eastern equine encephalitis virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. She explained what it is  and how the DNR is working to learn more about this possible factor in moose mortality.  


Author & humorist Michael Perry on his brand-new book,"Visiting Tom"

Bob chatted Aug. 24 with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, about his latest book, "Visiting Tom." In it, Perry shares stories and lessons from his friendship with Tom Hartwig, a quirky 82-year-old with, among other things, a love for old artillery.  

Carol Christenson

Hot weather set for the rest of the week

No severe weather left in the forecast, only sunshine and high temps, with sprinkles for Labor Day weekend.

Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital sees uptick in summer services

It’s summer on the North Shore and that means increased activity at Cook County North Shore Hospital.

If you look along the Milky Way, you should see three bright stars: the summer triangle (Top to Bottom: Deneb, Vega & Altair)

Northern Sky: Gaining Constellations, Losing a Few Old Friends

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

Gray Wolf

Judge set to consider blocking Wis. wolf hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge is expected to consider this week whether to halt Wisconsin's new wolf hunt before it starts.

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 25th

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.


Getting Beyond Gossip - August 25, 2012

Gossiping creates a toxic soup of judgment in the workplace. And it can also serve to create community. How do we know the difference?  How do we deal with gossiping?

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Program Schedule for Tuesday, August 28

Here's the Program Schedule for Tuesday, August 28:

Dr. Moore and staff confer about fish caught and seen.

Dr. Seth Moore: Electrofishing on Lake Superior

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


Local Fish Report: August 24

 The Old Fisherman left us a note this morning saying that in the midst of the early morning lightning flashes, he decided he’s had enough of the existential angst issue.

"...The foliage of aspen and birch are beginning to favor aurous tones over their virescent tints of the past few months.."

Wildersmith August 24

Ambiance of adventure in this north woods territory is ever present, but is never more cherished than as we pass from season to season.

Checking out coho salmon (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -Pacific Region/Flickr)

Points North: Invasive Ironies

The introduction of Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes in the 1960s is perhaps the best example of a government invasive species program that worked.

Mink Frog

West End News: August 23

I always love reporting on the activities of West End entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are the engine of our economy, so it gives me great pleasure to report that the business formerly known as Nels

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is a non-profit local citizen's group focusing on energy issues in Cook County, MN.

Energy Plan adopted for county - public meeting Thursday 8/23

Last month, a comprehensive energy plan was approved by both the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  According to George Wilkes of the Cook County Local Energy

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