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Remembering Sandy Hook

Violence Prevention Center has comments on the Sandy Hook school shooting

In the aftermath of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we focus our attention on our own community.


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Grand Marais Public Library rates five stars

The Grand Marais Public Library has been awarded five-star status. Linda Chappelle and Patsy Ingibrigtsen stopped by WTIP and told AM Community Calendar Host Jana Berka all about the award.


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Ontario environmental/adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell on his first book, "The Greatest Lake"

Buck visited recently with award-winning environmental & adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell, on his new book, "The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior's North Shore." They talked about the Canadian north shore, what it's like to be a wilderness guide, environmental threats to the Big Lake, and much more.


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Will the world end Dec. 21 in the 'Mayan Apocalypse'? Psychology expert addresses the science of fear

Bob spoke with Prof. Shmuel Lissek of the U of MN department of psychology Dec. 14. Lissek's specialty is the science of fear. They talked about how and why humans react to imagined fearful situations the same as to real ones, and what happens in our bodies and minds when we're afraid. 


Capella, brightest star in the constellation Auriga, is the bright object in the upper left corner (Cano Vaoaori/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Winter Solstice & Constellations

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


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Northeast zone closes to wolf hunting and trapping Dec. 15

Wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone closed for the remainder of the late season at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Saturday, Dec.


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School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, December 17

Daniel Ditmanson, a former graduate of Cook County High School, wants to become a teacher.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 15th

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 December 15

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


Part of the shipwrecked Madeira (Todd Murray/Flickr)

Moments in Time: Mataafa Storm of 1905

When you think of Lake Superior shipwrecks, probably the Edmund Fitzgerald comes to mind. But there was another storm, one that was much more devastating, that took place 70 years earlier.


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Blessings - December 15, 2012

In turbulent times, it is hard to find words to ease the journey.  Blessings, according to John O'Donohue are "a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen.&q


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Mystery Noise: December 13

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


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Youth Radio Project: High School Shakespeare

The 9th & 11th graders at Cook County High School have been working on Shakespeare.


Czarina brings us an original poem, "Untitled Poem #3" (Photo by Lorenzo Tomada/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Untitled Poem #3:

Czarina Crow is a Youth Radio Project producer and one of the hosts for the Saturday Youth Mix Show on WTIP. Each week, she shares one of her original poems on the Youth Radio Project Show.


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