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Sen. Franken talks about flood damage visits

State and federal officials have been in the Arrowhead to assess the recent flood damage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Al Franken about his visit and what he’s seen.


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Ruffed grouse counts decline in 10-year cycle

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were lower than last year across most of the bird’s range, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Flooding at Jay Cook State Park. Photo: MPR

Stream and lake ecology affected by heavy rains

The recent flooding has a big ecological impact on our streams and lakes.  Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about sediments and nutrients.<


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Leah Thomas plays in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month

Local accordion player & singer Leah Thomas joined Buck and Bob at the Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School June 22 for music, laughter, and yes, more than a few accordion jokes.


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Craftsman Douglas Brooks on traditional Japanese boat building techniques

Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks joined Bob during the June 22 live broadcast from the 15th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He was a featured speaker on techniques, design secrets, and the apprenticeship process involved in traditional Japanese boat building. 


Carol Christenson

Nice weather forecast heading into July

Rains fell fast and furious last week, but it looks dry into July. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about weather coming up.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital board OKs stategic plan

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center met recently and  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad about long range plans and the health care over


Camping in the Superior National Forest

USFS roads good, campsites are wet

The recent rains have elevated water levels throughout the Superior National Forest.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - June 23rd

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 June 23

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


 

Seeing Our Choices - June 23, 2012

The choices we make compose our life.  And often we do not see them as choices.


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Youth Radio Project interviews Paula Sundet Wolf from Cook County Higher Ed

In this interview, Paula talks about how Higher Ed helps this community. She talks about the many services that Higher Ed provides, including an upcoming lecture series.


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Anishinaabe Way: Jim Denomie

This segment of Anishinaabe Way features Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie. He discusses his approach to painting and the use of historical themes in his work, as well as what inspires him. Jim was recently awarded a McKnight Artist Fellowship for 2012/13.


"The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start..."

Wildersmith June 22

The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start. The upper Trail saw choking dust turn to mud with a fine drop from the heavens last Saturday night.


"Sharing and conserving Minnesota’s wonderful natural resources must be the common thread that binds us all"

Points North: Despite Differences, Fishing Is Our Common Thread

In May, outdoor writer Sam Cook spent a night on the banks of the St. Louis River near Duluth with a group of Southeast Asian anglers who were fishing for walleyes.


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