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Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: February 1st

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.

gypsy moth

Gypsy Moth Quarantine Proposed for Lake and Cook Counties

The state of Minnesota is planning to impose a quarantine to limit the spread of destructive gypsy moths. This will affect residents and travelers in Northeast Minnesota.

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MNsure catching on in Cook County

The Minnesota Insurance Exchange known as MNsure has drawn over 300 Cook County residents to the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic for assistance with enrollment.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with the clinic

Ice dripping

Warmer weather on the way

The really cold weather is about to depart and we might even see temps in the 20s in a day or two.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Steve Gohde.

Early radio listening

Weekend News Roundup for February 8

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. Forest restoration, Asian carp, collared moose and more…all in this week’s news.

Care giver support

CarePartners offerings

Care Partners has a lot to offer.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Kay Grindland of Care Partners on North Shore Morning.

Cook County Schools

School News from Cook County Middle School: February 6

Students are working on their History Day projects.  The theme is rights and responsibilities.

Propane burner

WTIP airs “Coping with the Cost of Propane,” on First Thursday

As propane supplies continue low and the price gets higher, some North Shore residents are being faced with tough heating decisions.

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Outdoor writer Sam Cook looks at the declining deer harvest in the Arrowhead

Sam Cook is an outdoor writer for the Duluth News Tribune.


Gordon Thorne warms a winter night with great blues

Dick & Ann welcomed local musician Gordon Thorne to Studio A Jan. 31 for fun conversation and wonderful blues guitar. Gordon is offering guitar workshops every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. through March at Moondance Coffee in Lutsen. And April 12 is the fourth annual Fingerstyle Masters weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.

Gary Siesennop in a "Tiger Moth" biplane

Gary Siesennop

Gary Siesennop has been a Cook County resident since March 1980. He has enjoyed photographing birds, other wildlife species and scenery in the western half of the United States since 1971.


Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy

Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted with Dick Jan. 31 about her work, including small steps people can take to feel happier, and her new workshops especially for men, "Escape From the Man Cage."

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Secretary Mark Ritchie explains state caucuses

Caucuses are the grass roots of the democratic process regardless of the party you choose.  North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the Tues

Nordic Ski Meet at Pincushion 2014

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