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Weekend News Roundup for November 16

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The DNR is revising stream and lake management plans in the Grand Marais area.

Northern Lights (Charlie Stinchcomb/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Comet ISON & a packed morning sky in November

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Woolly Aphid (Eriosomatinae)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: November 16th

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.

Spice - an informational poster

Synthetic Drugs: what they are and why they're dangerous

To learn about synthetic drugs - what they are, who uses them and what the dangers are - we contacted the Minnesota Department of Health.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School News: November 13

Jack and Ryan report the latest School News.

Birch Grove

School News from Birch Grove: November 13

In this edition of School News, Kalina and Chloe report on the latest learning at Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.

Singer/songwriter Martha Scanlon

West End News: November 14

The annual lutefisk and ham dinner at Zoar Lutheran Church is in the record books for another year.  Chef Gary Hansen reported a successful event with attendance at about 130 people and 100 pound

November lake

November: prelude to winter in the woods

Inching toward winter, there are many things in the natural world turning and changing.


Whitefish: important fish in Lake Superior and our inland waters

A staple for commercial and native fishermen over the years have been whitefish.


As far as we know, it's a didgeridoo debut on The Roadhouse--take a listen

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, still in widespread use both in Australia and all over the world. Local musician Brian Bennett brought two of his instruments to Studio A to talk with Buck & Dick about how the instrument and the music is made, and played a few tunes.

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Commissioner discusses changes in county attorney office

The county board will upgrade the positions in the county attorney’s office.

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church near Grand Marais, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church.”

Cook County Historical Society plans for the future

The Cook County Historical Society has just completed a long-range planning project for the Society's four historic sites in and around Grand Marais.

Crowd gathered at Cook County Courthouse to hear Special Prosecutor Thomas Heffelfinger. Photo by Carah Thomas

Change of venue granted in Scannell case

Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell appeared in court this morning in Grand Marais for a Rule 8 hearing, after being indicted on Thursday, October 31, on two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual cond

Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: November 8

Aurora and Ellen share the latest from the Bear Cubs, Fawns, Wolves, Lynx, and Otters.

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