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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


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Chilly and dry for the holidays

Looks like a chilly Christmas and no new snow. News Years looks pretty much the same. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about holiday weather.


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Elementary, December 24

If you could ask Santa Claus any question, what would it be? Sawtooth Mountain 1st graders spent time this week writing these very questions.


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Weekend News Roundup for December 22

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


"Marshmallow globs hanging on every limb are a flocked delight"

Positively Grateful - December 22, 2012

During stressful times, it helps to savor the postive moments in our day.  This week, Marcia used www.positivityratio.com to help her focus on the lif


Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).  Photo by Eric Engbretson, USFWS

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 (BWCAW) to open earlier, according to


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Youth Show December 20

This week on the show, we're joined by College in the Schools Writing student Ben Seaton to talk about his Night of the Notorious topic, pro athletes and drug testing.


Bicyclists compete in a race (Vincent Brown/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Ben Seaton on pro athletes & drug testing

Seniors in the UMD College in the Schools writing class are writing a series of papers on controversial topics in anticipation of the Night of the Notorious event on January 7.


A photo of Susan

Anishinaabe Way: Susan Zimmerman

Susan Zimmerman is a Grand Portage band member who spent her early childhood on Hungry Jack Lake.  She is an avid hunter, fisherwoman, and wild ricer who also makes baskets and decorative gourds that are rooted in traditional crafts. Anishinaabe Way series producer Staci Drouillard met with her last fall in Grand Portage, where she was in the final days of her annual moose hunt.


Mayan Calendar (Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr)

Youth Take: What non-essential thing(s) would you bring with you at the end of the world?

December 21 is the end of the world (according to some), so on this week's Youth Take, we asked students "What non-essential thing would you bring with you at the end of the world?" List


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: December 20

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina brings us another original poem, "Untitled Poem #4" (Photo by Angie Garrett/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Untitled Poem #4

Czarina Crow is a Youth Radio Project producer and one of the hosts for the Saturday Youth Mix Show on WTIP. Each week, she shares one of her original poems with us.


Cook County High School

School News from Cook County Middle School, December 21

Last week, Cook County Middle School students participated in a New Frontiers Courage retreat. The purpose of this fun and exciting event was to help middle school students learn to face their fears.


Gunflint Trail (Ben Edwards/Flickr)

Wildersmith December 21

Keying this week’s Gunflint scoop, I find the heavens are aligned, finally signaling the first day of winter.


Snowshoe Hare (Denali National Park & Preserve/Flickr)

Points North: Taking a Break on Christmas Day

Christmas vacation once meant rabbits. Duluth's suburban outback where I grew up was bursting with bunnies. Cottontails inhabited backyards.


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