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Dr. Seth Moore measuring brook trout fry with elementary students from Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: What are Trust Lands?

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


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Lodging tax revenues for March are mixed

Lodging tax revenues for the third month of 2012 were relatively steady compared to March of last year county-wide.


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Ben Seaton, Nate Carlson & Peter Warren Talk 2012 Spring Track Season

The Cook County Track Team is off to great spring season.


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Northern Sky: A May Supermoon & Venus in Transit

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


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Michael Gulezian brings gorgeous & unique guitar stylings to The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Ann Possis welcomed Michael Gulezian and local favorite Michael Monroe to Studio A Apr. 27 in advance of their joint Log Cabin Concert near Grand Marais that evening.


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Local writer & life coach Berta Bauer talks about writing her first novel, "Genie's Bottle"

Buck chatted recently with local writer Berta Bauer about the process and challenges involved in writing her first novel, "Genie's Bottle." There's a book reading and signing by Berta May 1 at 7 p.m. at Cook County Higher Education.


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Relatives of Titanic sinking victim recount memorial cruise 100 years later

 

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 27 with Jane and Frank Allen of Devon, England, about their recent experience on the Titanic memorial cruise. The ship retraced the 1912 route of the Titanic, arriving at the sinking site exactly 100 years later, where a special service was held. Jane's great-uncle Thomas Pears, who was on his honeymoon on the Titanic, perished in the disaster.


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Mayo Clinic climbs Mt. Everest to study effects of altitude

Buck spoke Apr. 20 with Andy Miller, senior research technologist at Mayo Clinic, about a research project under way to study the effects of altitude on respiration, metabolism, sleep patterns and more, in order to gain knowledge to apply to regular folks back home. Six researchers from Mayo are traveling up Mt. Everest to do it; you can follow their progress here.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - April 28th

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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Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson come to Minnesota in series from U of MN Press

Ann Possis chatted Apr. 20 with Larry Millett, former reporter and architecture critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His books, published by the U of MN Press, feature Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solving mysteries right here in Minnesota. He talks about the joys and challenges of writing about one of the world's most well-known and beloved fictional characters.


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MPCA & U of MN begin research study to determine effects of sulfates on wild rice

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 20 with Shannon Lotthammer, manager of the water assessment and environment section of the MPCA, about a new study to determine the effects of sulfates on wild rice. Shannon explains what sulfates are, where they come from, and what the study will look for.


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Fabulous fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower plays The Roadhouse

Carah Thomas and Dave Seaton welcomed Portland fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower to Studio A Apr. 13. She was here for the second annual Fingerstyle Guitar Masters Weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte, and was joined in studio with musician and organizer of the event, Gordon Thorne. 


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Invasive species in Minnesota waters and what you can do to stop them

Dave Seaton spoke Apr. 13 with Lois Sinn Lindquist, executive director of Minnesota Waters, about invasive species in Minnesota, and steps we can all take to slow or stop their spread. There will be a training session for lake service providers in Grand Marais Sat., May 5, at the Cook County Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 28

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


"Yes, loons have come back to Gunflint Lake during the past week..."

Wildersmith April 27

The universe, north woods included, is about to bid farewell to month four and ascend into segment five of the year 2012.


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