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Ice on Sawbill Lake by Carl Hansen

West End News Nov. 17

Last week, Sawbill Lake was almost frozen over. The official criterion for freeze-up is when the lake is more than 90% frozen. Sawbill got close to that, but then reopened over the weekend.

GES students, staff

Great Expectations holds annual meeting

Great Expectations School held its annual meeting this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with GES administrator Peter James.

Property taxes

Property tax sticker shock hits this week

By now most Cook County residents should have received their property tax estimates for 2012 – or will yet this week. The news for most homeowners will not be good.

Keith Secola plays live in WTIP's Studio A / photo by Stephan Hoglund

Keith Secola

Native folk and blues rocker Keith Secola is an accomplished artist: award-winning musician, master guitarist and native flute player; singer, songwriter, composer and producer.

WIC Program for Young Families

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known as WIC, is available for women who are pregnant or recently had babies.

Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack introduces legislation to permit road construction in Grand Marais

To address Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure needs, U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has introduced H.R. logo

Minnesota’s “Give to the Max Day” Returns on Nov. 16

(Click on the mp3 above to hear an interview with Dana Nelson - executive director of GiveMN.)


The story of Lake Superior herring

When Scandinavian immigrants came to the north shore, they brought with them remembrances of herring fishing in the oceans.

Maybe this weekend?

First measurable snow of the season expected this weekend

It looks like snow is on the way. According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, this weekend could see the first real snowfall of the season.


Two Many Banjos plays Studio A

Marc Gartman, bouzouki & banjo, Lefty Johnson, percussion, and Matt Mobley, upright bass, make up Two Many Banjos. They joined Buck and Bob Nov. 11 during membership drive.

Surf Scoter

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - November 12th

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.


Gary Lea, Peterson, Minn., finds New Hampshire historical treasure at estate sale

Bob chatted with Gary Lea Nov. 11. Gary recently found a copper plate used to print money in pre-Revolutionary War New Hampshire. How did it end up in Minnesota, and how did he know what it was?

Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Frank Moe on Legacy Destination Weekend Nov. 17-20 in Cook County

Bob talked Nov. 11 with Frank Moe, local dog musher and former MN legislator, about the upcoming Legacy Destination Weekend in Cook County, and the origin and use of the Legacy Funds designated by MN voters in 2008.

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