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Researchers take water samples for wild rice study

Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state's water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.

Kids on the bus

Sheriff talks about back to school, campfires and bears

According to Sheriff Mark Falk, it’s time to start being aware of school bus traffic, time to be sure your campfire is out and time to congratulate ourselves for a low key law enforcement summer

Cedar Waxwing -- photo, Flickr

Berry time means time for cedar waxwings

When it’s berry time on the trees and shrubs, it’s also time for waxwings.


'A Century of Jazz' sneak preview on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Ann Possis hosted Mike DeBevec, Mike Roth and Eric Hahn in studio Aug. 26 to preview 'A Century of Jazz,' their musical overview of the history of jazz, happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs?


New online encyclopedia about Minnesota from the MN Historical Society

Buck spoke Aug. 26 with Molly Huber, lead writer-researcher for MNopedia, a new online encyclopedia about Minnesota produced by the MN Historical Society. You can check it out at the link above and give your feedback and ideas, too.

A house of money

Homestead tax credit disappears leaving higher taxes in its wake

For many Cook County residents, their 2012 property taxes will increase and they probably won’t know why.

Madam Mag Matthews established brothels all along the PAD&W railway, including one in Cook County

Moments In Time: The Madam of Cook County

The first liquor license issued in Cook County went to a Canadian woman who opened a brothel near the end of what is now the Gunflint Trail. Her name was Margret Matthews, but people knew her as Mag.

Vintage radio

Weekend News Roundup for Aug 28

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

White Admiral

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 27th

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.


Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 20th

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.

Gray wolf

Wolf protection comment period extended

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the public additional time to comment on a plan to drop gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list.


Local Fishing Report for Friday, Aug. 26

According to our fishing expert, Jon Muich of Buck’s Hardware…for the most part, fish are deep.

Golden rod and tansy blooms line roadside ditches as fall approaches

Wildersmith August 26

August is waning in the northland. You can feel it in the perpetual whispering through the tall pines.

Leif Gilsvik from Two Harbors covered a lot of ground in just one day in the BWCAW

West End News: Aug. 25

Leif Gilsvik and Caleb "Hurrikane" Hamp-Sill, from Two Harbors, have set what I am guessing is a record for distance traveled in one day in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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