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Northbound I-35 in Duluth to close overnight June 13 for beam setting

Northbound Interstate 35 will close from 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 13, to 5 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, as crews set beams for the new paper mill bridge.

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Wolf delisting meeting in Grand Rapids June 14

An informational meeting will be held at Itasca Community College about the proposed delisting of the gray wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with U.S.

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Charges brought in care center narcotics theft

The Minnesota Hospital Association and state Health Department are organizing a coalition of hospitals and licensing boards to identify and close loopholes in drug-handling protocols that make it easi

Grand Marais harbor aerial view - photo courtesy Harbor Friends

Harbor Friends looking for a home for Outdoor Classroom Program

The Outdoor Classroom Program is a natural history field guide series centered on the Grand Marais harbor.  It was funded mainly through an $80,000 matching grant from Minneso

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber June 4th

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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Superior National Forest is purchasing jack pine cones

The Superior National Forest is purchasing native jack pine cones now through July 1. Collected seeds will support reforestation efforts in northeastern forests.

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Weekend News Roundup for June 4

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

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Lake Superior Day preparations begin

Back in 2004, Lake Superior got a present – its very own official Day!  Now, Lake Superior Day is held annually on the third Sunday in July in communities around the lake, both in the U.S.

White-tailed deer fawn - photo by Vicki Biggs-Anderson

Magnetic North: Mommie Deer-est and Other Worries

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where a day-glo yellow carpet of fragrant dandelion blossoms surrounds our farm - a joyous sight for this reformed dandy destroyer. 

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Wildersmith on the Gunflint June 3

June, the month of our full “strawberry moon” (Ode’imini Giizis”) is at hand.

L-R: Tony Goldenstein, Lisa Shafer, Scott Gay, Christy Maxfield.

West End News June 2

Love was in the air in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  On Friday, I saw a young couple that became engaged while on a canoe trip out of Sawbill

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Local Fishing Report for June 3


According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, word is that fishing’s picking up as we do a full swing into summer.

Kayla Stacy doesn't want to be forced to make art!

Forced Passion

What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art?

Molly Zafft reflects on graduation

The Pain of Graduation

With graduation just around the corner, Youth Radio Project junior Molly Zafft shares her feelings about the big event.

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