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Commissioner Johnson

County may avoid redistricting special election

It looks as though Cook County will avoid a special election in one commissioner district due to a change in the census. Also, bullet-proof glass may be in the court house future.

Great Expectations Charter School

GES looks at ISD166 proposed hybrid four-day calendar

Great Expectations Charter School has some functional ties to ISD166.

Burn pile

Fire restrictions likely to start locally April 2

Rain may be falling and in the forecast, but we’re still under drought conditions.

Rick DeFoe and family

Anishinaabe Way: Fond du Lac Elder Rick DeFoe

Fond du Lac elder Rick DeFoe gave a brief interview while attending an anti-sulfide mining rally in Duluth, Minneosta in March of 2012, for this edition of Anishinaabe Way. 

He discusses the role of tribes in protecting clean water, including children in such activities, and talks about the importance of eagles to Anishinaabe people. 

Francie Beaster

Local Music Project with Francie Beaster

In this installment of the Local Music Project, Francie Beaster shares how there has always been time for music in her busy life as wife, mother, piano instructor and church musician.

Scene from Isle Royale National park

Park Service to study Isle Royale wolves

The National Park Service has begun an internal review of the wolf population and wildlife dynamics on Isle Royale.

Cook County Schools

ISD166 to try modified 4-day calendar

The ISD166 school board will decide on money saving school calendar changes at its April 19 meeting.


The first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole

Buck spoke March 16 with Tyler Fish of Ely who, with his expedition partner, John Huston, were the first Americans to reach the North Pole unassisted and unsupported. Their new book, "Forward," recounts the adventure and includes gorgeous photos that put you right in the scene.

Beth Schwarz

ISD166 discusses modified 4-day schedule for 2012-13

The ISD166 school board recently met to discuss, among other things, budget reductions and wjat will result in a 50-50 modified four-day school week.

Spring grass fire

Burning restrictions take effect March 26 for much of state

Fire danger in most of Minnesota is expected to increase rapidly in the coming week, as the snow continues to melt and winds dry the dead standing grass and brush in open areas.

Jupiter and Venus

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - March 17th

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.

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - March 10th

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.

Portable radio in a hat: 1931

WTIP Weekend NewsRoundup for March 17

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


Holding the Tension of Ease and Effort - March 17, 2012

Using a polarity map, we can get the best of both worlds.

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