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Amy Marie Schmidt, RN

Start of school means vaccination time

Minnesota requires school children to have certain immunizations, and these early days of the school year mean time for vaccination updates.

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Magnetic North: Wooly Bears and Laying in the Winter Reading

Welcome back to Magnetic North where the flannel sheets are ready for use - on both my bed and the tomato plants. For despite the record-breaking heat of late - 97 degrees at the State Fair on Aug.

The Art Colony building today

History Speaks features the story of the Art Colony studio building

Listen to the latest edition of WTIP’s ongoing series, History Speaks, first broadcast on Thursday, August 29.

Wolf pups

Isle Royale verifies falcon and wolf births

Houghton, MI— Last year marked the first time in 57 years that peregrine falcons, a state listed endangered species, nested and successfully fledged young on Isle Royale.

Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris diffinis)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: August 31st

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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Name Calling- August 24, 2013

How do we move beyond name-calling and create space to understand each other?

Comic radio hosts Bob and Ray

Weekend News Roundup for August 31

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.

Gunflint Trail lake

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 30

It’s a jungle out here!  As I commence keying this weeks’ Gunflint news, our once cool summer paradise is in the midst of tropical sweltering.  And, the situation is not one bit

Sawbill Lodge during its heyday in the 1930's.

West End News: August 29

Colleen Evans, who graduated from Silver Bay’s William Kelley High School in 1996, has joined the Duluth Clinic as the only gynecologic cancer specialist in northern Minnesota.


Fireweed patches are in bloom

This time of summer, many plants are blooming, but we tend to notice one in particular. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about fireweed

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Cultivating Forgiveness - August 3, 2013

August 4 is the International Day of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is a great healer; it heals our hearts and it heals our communities.  How do we learn how to forgive a bit more?

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Local fish report for Friday, August 30

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, fishing continues to be good despite the hot weather.

Knife Lake fire

Fire restrictions lifted

After the rain in Cook County last night, the U.S. Forest Service has lifted the fire restrictions that were to go into effect at 12:01 this morning. Campfires are now permitted.

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Small fires burning above Basswood Lake in the Quetico

Two small fires are burning to the west of us in the Quetico Provincial Park.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Fort Francis Fire Operations Supervisor Mike Pistilli (PIS-tilly).


Some Stress is Optional - August 17, 2013

Life can create stressful situations.  And sometimes we stress ourselves out unnecessarily.  Why do I stress myself out about tomorrow or yesterday? What does it take to manage optional

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