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Moose on Sawbill Trail (Photo by Tom Spence)

West End News December 20

Lutsen native Molly Rider is planning to paddle the entire Mississippi River this summer, starting at Lake Itasca and ending in New Orleans.

Michael Monroe. Photo by Jim Brandenberg

Artist Open House features Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe has been making music for 40 years -- 20 of them in Cook County.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently visited with Michael about his unique creative process for Artist Open House.

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Youth Show December 13

This week on the show, we bring you a brand-new edition of the Youth Take, where we asked people around town what they think about the rights of employers to access their employees' Facebook pages

Let it snow!

A little snow for the season?

Expect a little snow, expect a little cold. In other words it’s December, but not too hard to take. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Commissioner Tony Sertich

IRRRB funds area public works projects

Three north shore projects received funding this week from the IRRRB.
WTIP’s Jay Andersen sdpoke with Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich.


Duluth musical duo The Brothers Burn Mountain make Roadhouse debut

Buck & Bob welcomed The Brothers Burn Mountain (Ryan & Jesse Dermody) to Studio A Dec. 14. The Brothers play original Americana and bluegrass, with poetic lyrics, on guitar and drums. They were in town for two performances at the Gun Flint Tavern.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Superintendent talks about school safety

Anytime a school tragedy strikes, we turn to our own schools.

Remembering Sandy Hook

Violence Prevention Center has comments on the Sandy Hook school shooting

In the aftermath of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we focus our attention on our own community.

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Grand Marais Public Library rates five stars

The Grand Marais Public Library has been awarded five-star status. Linda Chappelle and Patsy Ingibrigtsen stopped by WTIP and told AM Community Calendar Host Jana Berka all about the award.

Lake Superior's north shore

Ontario environmental/adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell on his first book, "The Greatest Lake"

Buck visited recently with award-winning environmental & adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell, on his new book, "The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior's North Shore." They talked about the Canadian north shore, what it's like to be a wilderness guide, environmental threats to the Big Lake, and much more.


Will the world end Dec. 21 in the 'Mayan Apocalypse'? Psychology expert addresses the science of fear

Bob spoke with Prof. Shmuel Lissek of the U of MN department of psychology Dec. 14. Lissek's specialty is the science of fear. They talked about how and why humans react to imagined fearful situations the same as to real ones, and what happens in our bodies and minds when we're afraid. 

Capella, brightest star in the constellation Auriga, is the bright object in the upper left corner (Cano Vaoaori/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Winter Solstice & Constellations

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

Gray wolves

Northeast zone closes to wolf hunting and trapping Dec. 15

Wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone closed for the remainder of the late season at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Saturday, Dec.

Daniel Ditmanson

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, December 17

Daniel Ditmanson, a former graduate of Cook County High School, wants to become a teacher.

snow flake

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 15th

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.

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