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Dr. Moore and staff confer about fish caught and seen.

Dr. Seth Moore: Electrofishing on Lake Superior

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


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Local Fish Report: August 24

 The Old Fisherman left us a note this morning saying that in the midst of the early morning lightning flashes, he decided he’s had enough of the existential angst issue.


"...The foliage of aspen and birch are beginning to favor aurous tones over their virescent tints of the past few months.."

Wildersmith August 24

Ambiance of adventure in this north woods territory is ever present, but is never more cherished than as we pass from season to season.


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Points North: Invasive Ironies

The introduction of Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes in the 1960s is perhaps the best example of a government invasive species program that worked.


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West End News: August 23

I always love reporting on the activities of West End entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are the engine of our economy, so it gives me great pleasure to report that the business formerly known as Nels


The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is a non-profit local citizen's group focusing on energy issues in Cook County, MN.

Energy Plan adopted for county - public meeting Thursday 8/23

Last month, a comprehensive energy plan was approved by both the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  According to George Wilkes of the Cook County Local Energy


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Musicians Thea Ennen & Dave Peterson make WTIP debut

Buck and Bob welcomed River Falls musicians Thea Ennen and Dave Peterson to The Roadhouse Aug. 17. Thea was a finalist in the Big Top Chatauqua National Songwriter's Contest, and received a MN Music award for Best Folk Album. Dave is an accomplished bluegrass and jazz guitarist, winner of several first place awards in MN State flatpicking contests, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.


 

Lake Superior Poem

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 3:39pm

This poem was recorded for WTIP by Marcy Podas, in response to our question, "What does Lake Superior mean to you?"


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LSProject: Creative Expression

Lake Superior: Fresh. Beautiful. Inspiring. The world’s largest and cleanest freshwater lake has been described in many ways.


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It's a car! It's a plane! No, wait....it's both! Greg Herrick talks quirky, vintage airplanes

Buck spoke Aug. 17 with Greg Herrick, president of the Aviation Foundation of America, and proud owner of a rare 1954 Aerocar (yes, a car with wings), which can be yours for only $1.25 million. You can see more cool old airplanes at his museum website.


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Kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West...4,000 miles of lakes, rivers and ocean

Daniel Alvarez chatted with Bob Aug. 17 by phone from his kayak on the Big Lake near Two Harbors. Daniel is paddling from Northwest Angle to Key West, via the St. Louis and Mississippi rivers. You can follow his adventure here.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 18th

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.


 

Meaning in My Life - August 18, 2012

Do you have a clear purpose or a clean sense of what is meaningful?  Having a clear purpose in our lives allows us to move beyond the small distractions and setbacks to stay focused on


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

Youth Show August 16

This week on the Youth Show, we continued our discussion about the future of youth. On this show, we focused on college.


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A Clash of Cultures: Understanding the Dakota War of 1862

On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota...and a war began.


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