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North Woods Phenology on this month's First Thursday (Stephan Hoglund)

"Nature of the North Shore" is August's First Thursday topic

It's high summer on the North Shore, and there's plenty going on in our woods and waters.

Radio News

Weekend News Roundup for August 4

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


Focus - Lessons from Athletes - August 4, 2012

Focus is a key for elite athletes -- it not just the physical practice that makes them great, it is the mental game as well.  What can we learn about focus that might apply to us.

Wild Rose Hips

Wildersmith August 3

“Neebing” has moved into August, and before the northland can even blink its eyes, the full blueberry moon has come and gone.

A juvenile Coho Salmon

Points North: Puzzled by Superior's Summer Salmon

Last Sunday morning I got up early and really wasn't sure what to do with myself. Mechanical issues with my primary outboard motor dry-docked my Lake Superior fishing plans.

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: August 2

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

Watching the Olympics (Bill Oriani/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Traditions

In America, we have many different traditions. Thanksgiving, the Olympics, the Superbowl. But how do we know when traditions should end?

Dragonboat (Stephan Hoglund)

Youth Radio interviews Dave & Ben Seaton on the Tradition of Dragonboat

Last Saturday, the traditional Dragonboat festival took place in the Grand Marais Harbor. Ben and David Seaton of Hungry Jack Outfitters participated in the race.

Grand Marais (Roy Luck/Flickr)

Youth Take: The Tradition of Fishermen's Picnic

Fishermen's Picnic is one of the biggest traditions in Cook County.

Christmas tunes...OK in July? (Chiot's Run/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Christmas In July

The tradition of Christmas isn’t something you think about much during the summertime.

Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show August 2

This week’s Youth Show: Traditions!

Chinook salmon

Local fish report for Friday, August 3

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, It’s still the big lake where the action is.

Photo courtesy Banadad Trail Association:

Banadad Trail to get an upgrade

The Banadad Trail Association is undertaking a fundraising campaign to construct a new section of the trail and enlarge the parking area on the trail’s west end.


Math and reading assessment results are mixed

The Minnesota Department of Education released statewide assessment results today showing that students in grades 3 – 8 are making gains in reading and math.

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Best of Ourselves: July 28 - "Positivity"

In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - we are not wired to savor the positive moments in our life, yet if we do, we can cul

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