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Woodland caribou

Woodland caribou no longer roam our area

They once roamed the woods along the North Shore in Cook County. Now they’ve moved on to greener pastures. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about woodland caribou.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather relief around the corner

Cold weather for another day or two, then a warm-up to welcome above zero temps WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about warmth at the end of the tunnel.

Start of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race began Saturday, January 4th in Grand Portage, Minnesota. Enjoy this video of scenes from the start of the race.

Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


Stop the Comparisons - January 4, 2014

Comparing ourselves to others is usually a waste of energy.  How can we change our pattern to learn and appreciate?

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: January 4th

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.

Early radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 4

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The US Forest Service and other partners will begin a North Shore restoration.

The view from Studio B, Friday, January 3

Minnesota Schools canceled state wide on Monday

With high temperatures across Minnesota expected to be in the double digits below zero on Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton took the unusual step of cancelling schools statewide.

Red-backed vole

Red-backed voles are common in the county

Two little rodents are common on the North Shore. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about red-backed and meadow voles.

Michael Monroe. Photo by Jim Branderberg

Michael Monroe stops in for his annual holiday performance on The Roadhouse

Cook County singer/songwriter Michael Monroe visited Studio A Dec. 27 for what has become a holiday tradition of music and conversation. Learn about Michael's latest projects, his Log Cabin Concerts, and the great press coverage he's been receiving.

Grand Marais Harbor Beauty -17 Below Zero

Jay Kieft

Jay Kieft takes over as County Administrator

Cook County has a new Administrator, on the job for just three weeks. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Jay Kieft (KEY-ft) about his new job

Black bear with cubs/National Park Service

"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.

courtesy Noah Horak

Around the world by motorcycle with Tofte native Noah Horak

Noah Horak, a 29-year-old electrical engineer from Tofte, quit his job, sold his stuff, and set off on a round-the-world adventure on a motorcycle. Dick caught up with Noah in Hawaii, where he met his family for the holidays. Learn about his travels and where he's off to next. You can follow his blog and see pictures and video here.

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