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Silver Bay man remains hospitalized after Tac Harbor explosion

A 41-year-old Silver Bay man remains hospitalized at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth after being injured in an explosion Monday morning at Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power plant.


Preliminary numbers show 45 moose killed in northeastern Minnesota hunt

VIRGINIA (AP)  — Preliminary figures show hunters registered 45 bull moose during Northeastern Minnesota's 2012 moose season.

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Minnesota Power identifies Tac Harbor employee injured in explosion

Minnesota Power has identified the the employee injured in Monday morning’s Taconite Harbor Energy Center plant accident as Joe Fredrickson.


"Minnesota Railroads" provides photographic history of rail transport over past 70 years

Bob visited Oct. 19 with Steve Glischinski, author of "Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012," from the U of MN Press. They chatted about about rail service in Minnesota then and now, the future of rail transport, and the restoration of the historic St. Paul Depot to once again serve as a transportation hub. Steve is a correspondent for Trains Magazine; this is his sixth book about railroading.

Jupiter (bright object at top of photo), Venus and The Moon (Dave Schumaker/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Jupiter, opposition and more in October

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

Harlequin Duck

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 13th

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.

Listening to the floor model radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 20

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

Kale Boomer takes a closer look at the benefits of a vegetarian diet (Martin Cathrae/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Kale Boomer on Vegetarianism, Medicinal Marijuana

Choosing a topic for the College in the Schools Writing Course can prove to be a rather difficult task.

Sarah Larsen shares her earliest research on teacher evaluations (BES Photos/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Sarah Larsen on How to Best Evaluate Teachers

The dilemma of how to best evaluate teachers has been in the news a lot recently. Should we evaluate instructors based on test results? Classroom performance? Something else?

Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show October 18

This week on the Youth Show, we bring you a special pre-recorded show, complete with two great interviews as part of our "Night of the Notorious" Interview Series.

Tamarack (Kim Faires/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 19

The Wildersmith two are back on the Mile O Pine following a run south for a family visit and reunion with some great friends from my pre-northwoods days.

Buck (Stuart Sipahigil/Flickr)

Points North: Students, teacher learn lessons on phony blood trail

In the world of television hunting shows, the hero always gets his deer. Most often we see footage of the mighty stag prancing around near the hunter’s stand like a cow in a pasture.

Bull Moose

West End News: October 18

I was honored to be a part of an event that involved many West End residents last week, when Trevor Huggins of Tofte was married to Erin Bonner on the beach at Kadunce creek.  The couple asked me

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