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"Bidder 70" tells story of Tim DeChristopher's civil disobedience in the name of saving wilderness

Beth & George Gage, directors of "Bidder 70," joined Dick Swanson recently to talk about their award-winning documentary. "Bidder 70" tells the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who entered a BLM oil and gas lease auction in order to save 22,000 acres of wilderness. Tim was indicted on two felony charges, but became a climate justice leader before serving time in federal prison. Hear what Beth & George have to say about Tim's remarkable act of peaceful protest.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 14

The Trail folk are rounding out week two with the “Neebing (summer) Express” bearing down on the territory.  By next time we meet over the airwaves, our


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Shipwreck hunters find remains of Henry B. Smith nearly 100 years after disappearing on Lake Superior

Buck chatted June 14 with Cloquet shipwreck hunter Jerry Eliason who, with a team of friends and family, recently located what they believe to be the Henry B. Smith, which went down in a storm in November 1913. Jerry says it was the find of a lifetime.


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New firehall buildings dedicated on Gunflint Trail

The Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department held a grand opening celebration for the newly expanded and upgraded Poplar Firehall, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  WTIP's Carah Thomas was there.


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Weekend News Roundup for June 15

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


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West End News: June 13

Several months ago, I mentioned my friend Art Wright, who was about to turn 100 years old.  Art did turn 100 four months ago, but unfortunately he passed away last week. 
 


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Local fish report for Friday, June 14

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the walleyes are still hanging out fairly shallow…


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Erosion mitigation to start on Flute Reed

Soil and Water is working with the Flute Reed River Project on erosion mitigation. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and water manager Kerrie Berg.


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Phyllis Parker named outstanding senior volunteer

Phyllis Parker of Grand Marais has been chosen as Minnesota's 2013 outstanding senior volunteer.


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Dr. Seth Moore: Moose mortality study yields preliminary results

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


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County hires in highway department and Veteran's Service

The process of hiring at the county highway department impressed Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.


 

AMPERS Annual Meeting in Grand Marais this week

WTIP Community Radio will host the annual meeting of AMPERS (Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations) Thursday and Friday, June 11 & 12 in Grand Marais.


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