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The Aral Sea

Check out this eye-opening video from Live Earth about the story of the Aral Sea.

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AARP Driver Safety Classes

Minnesota drivers aged 55+ receive a 10% auto insurance discount by taking an approved eight-hour driver safety/accident reduction class.

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State wolf hunting and trapping season to close Thursday, January 3

Minnesota’s first-ever wolf season will close at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Thursday, January 3, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources..


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg -Photo by Audun K via Flickr

LSProject: A Century of Water

Huge, endless, large—these are just a few words you might use to describe Lake Superior. At 31,700 square miles, it is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world.


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Musical favs Michael Monroe & Claudia Schmidt make year-end appearance in Studio A

Bob & Buck hosted musicians Michael Monroe and Claudia Schmidt Dec. 28, in advance of their Log Cabin Concerts for the holiday weekend. They played and sang together and solo, and made great conversation in between.


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Behind the Work: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee

Fika Coffee is a small, independent artisanal coffee roasting business in Grand Marais, Minnesota.


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Local Music Project: Amy Marie Schmidt

Amy Marie Schmidt lives in Hovland with her husband and young daughter. She moved to the North Shore from Iowa about 6 years ago.


Wolf in the wild

Duluth News-Tribune writer Sam Cook looks back at the year in the outdoors

Buck visited Dec. 28 with Sam Cook, longtime writer for the Duluth News-Tribune, about significant events and developments in the outdoors world in 2012. They covered the new wolf hunt, the resurgence of extraction in our economy, the future of the outdoors in the techno age, and much more.


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"The Wrong Omar" makes Roadhouse music debut

Bob & Buck welcomed Minneapolis musician "The Wrong Omar" (Joey Shaheen) to Studio A Dec. 21 for his WTIP/Roadhouse debut. His songs are original, quirky, and fun.


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Northern Sky: New Year, New Astronomical Milestones

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


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Lodging tax revenues for November improve

Lodging tax revenues for the eleventh month of 2012 were up compared to November of last year county-wide.


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North American Odyssey continues down east coast

Dave and Amy Freeman of Cook County are kayaking the inland waterway off the east coast as they head into the final stages of their North American Odyssey.


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Burls are more than "bumps on a log"

They’re a familiar sight in our north woods, but are they injuries? Do they harm the trees? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about burls.


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Cooler but normal weather this week

Looks like a chilly News Years with a chance of snow, then a warm-up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about holiday weather.


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