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Otters cope well in cold weather

Beavers have fat as well as fur to keep them warm in cold water, but otters have a different technique for dealing with frigid winters and spring.

Cook County courthouse

Courthouse security is topic for WTIP’s "First Thursday," April 5

In response to the dramatic rise in local courthouse violence across the nation, Minnesota’s U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act.

Fingerstyle guitarists Mary Flower to perform, offer workshops

Bluefin Bay in Tofte
Sat, 04/14/2012 (All day)

“Concerts from Behind the Taconite Curtain” is hosting the 2nd annual Fingerstyle Guitar Masters Weekend at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte on April 13 and 14.


Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - March 31st

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.


The Power of Images in Surfacing our Assumptions - March 31, 2012

"Action is born in the image first created." by Deb Ackley.

Radio listeners, 1921

WTIP Weekend NewsRoundup for March 31

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week Fire restrictions to go on Monday, fishing restrictions along the border take affect, haze restric

"Sol...exploded over the panorama with an eye-catching bronzy autumn-like sunset"

Wildersmith March 30

As the northland wraps up an unusual March, there has been a lot of speculation and excitement about ice-out on upper trail lakes.

"The use of this land for activities ranging from hiking to hunting to logging is taken for granted"

Points North: Will We Pay for Access to Public Land?

The Minnesota Legislature wants to make more money from the state’s School Trust Lands.

Image Carah Thomas / Graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Dangerous, Dangerous Business

Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake.

Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor Carlson reviews this week's city council meeting

Grand Marais is not blighted and a slum – except on paper. Mayor Larry Carlson elaborates on grant request language as well as zip lines, cable TV and good news from the fire department.

Global land-ocean temperature index

West End News March 29

The ice left Sawbill Lake on Tuesday, March 27. This is the earliest ice-out date since records started being kept back in the 1930s.

Whitetail deer

Interview: DNR to reassess state deer herd

The state Department of Natural Resources will be taking a closer look at deer populations in Minnesota this summer – and they’re asking for input.

Commissioner Sobanja

Commissioner questions fly over photos

Commissioner Fritz Sobanja had Taconite Harbor and high resolution fly-by photos on his mind after this week’s county board meeting.

Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues for February are up and down compared to last year

Lodging tax revenues for the second month of 2012 were down from February of last year county-wide.

Dr. Seth Moore with a radio-collared moose - photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands.

Dr. Seth Moore: moose survey shows sharp decline

March 28, 2012
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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