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Ashley Deschampe - photo by Laurie Johnson, Cook County News Herald

Ashley Deschampe in second round of national three-point shooting voting

Cook County basketball standout Ashley Deschampe has advanced into the second round of the National High School Three-Point Championship competition on Facebook.


Carol Christenson

Weekend brought snow, more may be on the way

This weekend the snows came, and more could be on the way.


Border sign

Canadian border change of heart

After years of turning back Americans with drunken-driving and other misdemeanor convictions, Canadian border officials are about to relax their entry restrictions.


Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.


 

Negative Experiences are Velcro - February 25, 2012

Our brains focus on the negative and forget the positive according to neuroscience research cited in the book, Buddha Brain.


Magic dials

Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 25

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


"...a sure sign that all things vernal are not far away..."

Wildersmith February 24

February in the north woods is about a done deal. The sands of time are running out on month two just as they are on the winter of 11/12.


 

Blues


Rainbow trout

Local Fish Report for Friday, Feb. 24

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, reports keep coming in indicating that people are getting fish.


Dr. Dorscher

Anishinaabe Physician Joycelyn Dorscher, M.D.

This edition of Anishinaabe Way features Dr. Joycelyn Dorscher, an Ojibwe Family Practice Doctor who also heads the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the U of MN Medical School. She discusses her path to becoming a physician, the cultural challenges faced by Native medical students and issues surrounding Indian health.
 


Round River Farm, a CSA in Finland, MN, is hoping to make Birch Grove a weekly delivery point for veggies this year

West End News Feb. 23

It was good to see what I am calling The Big Snow Storm of 2012 drop a season high 5 inches of snow the other day.


Bull moose

Moose population continues to decline; hunting season to be evaluated

Minnesota's moose population continues to decline, dropping from an estimate of 4,900 in 2011 to 4,230 in 2012, according to the annual aerial survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.<


L to R: James Tierney and Tim Eder, Great Lakes Commission

Study outlines solutions to Asian Carp threat

(Click on audio mp3 above to hear an interview with Great Lakes Commission executive director Tim Eder.)


Lake Superior commercial fisherman Joe Carlson holds a herring, now called cisco.

Dr. Seth Moore: Confusing Fish Names

February 22, 2012

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


Black-capped chickadee

Birds who cache their food in winter

Are chickadees being fussy when they pick up a seed at your feeder and drop it for another? What to blue jays do with all those seeds they gulp down?


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