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North Woods Naturalist: Tracking the spaceship fruit

To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship.

Pigeon River Moose by Travis Novitsky

Your Take on Moose in the Arrowhead

According to some natural resource experts the moose population in our region could disappear within a decade. We’ve been asking our listeners for their thoughts on moose in the Arrowhead.

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Pagami Creek Fire Update for the afternoon of Sept. 20

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 23% contained. The size remains unchanged at 93,898 acres.

A view of the Pagami Fire from the air, photo courtesy of

Map of the Pagami Creek Fire

Click on the above link to download the most recent map available at this time of the Pagami Creek Fire line, from Wednesday, September 14. The map shows the uncontrolled fire edge in red.


Pagami Creek Fire campfire and closure updates for Sept. 20

A complete open campfire ban continues throughout the entire Superior National Forest – including residences. Only gas and propane fires are allowed.

Millie Mainella at 102

Moments in Time: Millie Mainella

Millie Mainella moved to Cook County in 1910 at the age of two.  She grew up in Moose Valley, near Hovland, and remembers her childhood there.   Millie passed away in August,

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WTIP to broadcast Monday night Fire Information Meeting

WTIP will broadcast the Public Fire Information Meeting live from the Gunflint Ranger District Office in Grand Marais at 7 PM, Monday, September 19.

Looking at Polly Lake from the south end looking mostly north. Photo by Dennis Neitzke USFS 9/17/2011

Pagami Creek Fire Update, 10 AM, Mon., Sept. 19

In this interview from Monday morning, September 19, WTIP volunteer Ann Possis talks with Pagami Creek Fire Public Information Officer Doug Anderson.

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East Zone Fire update, 4 PM,. Sun., Sept. 18

Fire Information
Ron Sanow, 218-820-3141


Three Cook County Fire Public Meetings to be held Mon., Sept. 19

Public Fire Meetings to be Held

Public meetings are scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2011
They will be held in the following locations and times:

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Pagami Creek Fire update, 11 AM, Sun., Sept. 18

Pagami Creek Fire Update

Sunday, September 18, 2011

CONTACT: Fire Information 218-365-3177, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Pagami Creek Fire Update, 8 AM, Sun., Sept. 18

In this interview from 8 AM, Sunday morning, WTIP's Matthew Brown talks with Pagami Creek Fire Public Information Officer Doug Anderson.

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Pagami Creek Fire Community Meeting near Ely, Sun. Sept. 18

Pagami Creek Fire Information

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Date: September 17, 2001

Contact: Fire Information 218-365-3177

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