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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 22nd

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.


Laura and her pet moose (Cook County Historical Society)

History Speaks: Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman

Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman was a true pioneer; a woman in the wilderness. Hard and exhausting as life was for early settlers in Hovland, Minnesota, Laura thrived.


Kimber Wraalstad

Ski trails, skilled long term care and songs on WTIP’s December edition of Third Thursday Community Conversations

Ever wonder how all those ski trails happen? As our population ages have you thought about the need for long-term care? What’s it like to write and perform music for 40 years?


Squirrel raids a bird feeder (Dave Lundy/Flickr)

Wildersmith December 28

The Gunflint is closing in on its last days of 2012. This is happening under the watchful gaze of our “little spirit moon” (Manidoo Giizisoons).
 


Lonnie Dupre on Denali

Lonnie Dupre returns to Denali for a third attempt

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is back in Talkeetna Alaska preparing for this third attempt to conquer North America's highest mountain...alone and in the dead of winter.


Mara on her Femmes du Nord Canoe Trip

Points North: Wilderness Adventure Inspires High School Senior

Folks who fret that kids aren’t spending enough time outdoors ought to meet Mara MacDonell, a high school senior living in Grand Marais.


Joey's Random Fact

Random Fact: December 22

Cy Fortunato and Joey Chemelik are two hosts of the Saturday Youth Mix Show. Each time they host the program, Joey shares a random fact.


Cook County Schools

Back to school after what may have been a stressful holiday for some

There’s been a lot of disturbing news on TV over the holidays and that can have an effect on school-age young people.


Greg Nichols and Will Surbaugh (Photo by Kate Surbaugh)

West End News: December 27

Sometimes the steady diet of bad news that streams in via radio, TV and Internet can be really discouraging.  The news cycle has been especially grim recently, causing me to worry about the state


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Cool new book for kids and their grownups: "Unbored"

Buck chatted recently with Elizabeth Foy Larsen, co-author of "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, " which the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune called “the quintessential guide for today’s tech-savvy and socially engaged kids." Geared to kids ages 8 to 13, it's gotten rave reviews from parents and kids alike for its coverage of fun stuff to think about, make and do, from yarn-bombing to classic pranks to building a remote-controlled water blaster.


Hiking in the Arrowhead

Master Naturalist trainings at Sugarloaf Cove

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association is pleased to offer Master Naturalist volunteer training at Sugarloaf Cove.


Rainbow trout

Winter stream trout fishing in BWCAW to open Dec. 29

A 2012 Legislative change in fishing regulations will allow winter stream trout fishing on all lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to open earlier, according to the Minneso


Dr. Seth Moore - radio collaring a moose at Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: Grand Portage moose habitat/mortality study

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


Dwarf mistletoe

Eastern dwarf mistletoe is not the kissing kind

We have a variety of mistletoe here in the north woods…it’s just not the familiar kissing kind.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about mistletoe and wit


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