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Courage In Our Day-to-Day - February 23, 2013

How do we find the courage in our daily lives to speak up or make a change? 

Musher at Much for a Cure (by Stephan Hoglund)

Wildersmith March 15

After last weekend’s snow, it seems hard to believe the official calling of spring is only five days away.

Wolf Pack - photo by John Vucetich - Michigan Tech

Points North: Should the Boundary Waters Be a Wolf Sanctuary?

Should Minnesota establish a wolf sanctuary, where hunting and trapping of the species is not allowed? Recently, the eminent wolf biologist Dr. L.

Cook County Middle School 7th Graders

School News from Cook County Middle School, March 15

Cook County Middle School 7th grade students recently enjoyed a visit to the local hospital lab. In this edition of School News, Jazzmin, Billy, and Joey tell us more about it.

Spoon baits

Local fish report for Friday, March 15

Lake trout continue to hit jigs and spoons tipped with chubs over 35 to 45 feet on Clearwater Lake, 25 to 30 feet at Duncan Lake, 18 to 25 feet at Kemo Lake, and over 25 to 45 feet at Greenwood Lake.<

Jenny Delfs, MD

Clinic starts cervical cancer screening drive

Cervical cancer is the easiest cancer to prevent with regular screening and follow-up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Dr.

Gray wolves

Senate panel passes wolf hunt moratorium 7-6

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of wolf hunting won a victory as a Minnesota Senate panel votes 7-6 for a five-year moratorium on future wolf seasons.


West End News: March 14

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since I did my happy dance upon hearing WTIP’s broadcast signal for the first time.  At that point, I was just glad to receive repeats of KUMD

Pine Tree by MichaelPloujnikov on Wikimedia

Free tree seedlings offered

Hedstrom Lumber Company is once again offering to give away free tree seedlings.

Blacksmith shop

County Board signs off on blacksmith preservation effort

At the latest Cook County board meeting, commissioners supported the Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop preservation effort, discussed courthouse security equipment, staffing and costs, and much more.

Hoar frost

Hoar frost; the feathery ice that covers everything

This has been a particularly notable winter for hoar frost. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Anderson about these feathery phenomena.

Protesters outside Cook County Courthouse

Petitions and protests continue over county attorney

It's been three months since Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell became the subject of a restraining order.

Care giver support

Support for family caregivers starts next week

A support group for family member caregivers is starting up in Grand Marais. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with group facilitator Vicki Biggs Anderson.


Mary Bue & Kyle Maclean play The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth musicians Mary Bue (keyboard) and Kyle Maclean (guitar) to Studio A Mar. 8. They played and sang their original music, before appearing later that evening at Cascade Lodge & Pub.


Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre on his third attempt at Denali & his recently published memoir, "Life on Ice"

Buck chatted Mar. 8 with  explorer Lonnie Dupre, recently back from his third unsuccessful attempt to summit Denali solo in January. Lonnie talks about what went wrong, what he might do differently on a fourth try, and more. His memoir, "Life on Ice," is up for a MN Book Award and a NE Minnesota Book Award.

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