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Northern Sky: September 16 - 29

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for September 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Former head of county Human Services makes first court appearance. Area state park accounts are hacked.

Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co.


Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:00pm
Grandma Ray's

Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:00pm
Bluefin Grille
Ellen Stubbs

Radio Waves 2017: Photos by Ellen Stubbs

Many, MANY thanks to WTIP listener-member and fan Ellen Stubbs for sharing her time and talent by capturing the 2017 Radio Waves Music Festival through her photography.

Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson returns to The Roadhouse

Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers. 

Fall color

Wildersmith on the Gunflint - September 15

Gunflint territory has been living “Indian Summer” at its best as I begin this week's news.

North Shore Health

North Shore Health utilizing Avera telehealth network

Avera eCARE helps provide emergency support to rural hospitals when

Drivers should watch for flooded roadways

National Weather Service issues thunderstorm, flash flooding warning

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms will continue overnight. A few storms may be strong to severe over portions of northern Minnesota.

Peatlands are very efficient at storing carbon

Don't know much about peatlands? This will get you started

If you're like most people, you don't know a whole lot about peatlands. But it turns out they're very important to the planet's health and to countering climate change. Jeremy Hance of St. Paul, a science writer for Ensia,, and other publications, recently wrote an article about peatlands. He joined Dave to explain what peat is and why it is so important.

Douglas Wood's latest book

Longtime wilderness guide Douglas Wood on his new memoir, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters"

Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir about the mysteries of the natural world, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters." He talked with CJ about the book and what he hopes to evoke and share with others about canoe country. 

Credit to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr

Update on smoky and hazy skies

You may have noticed a little smoke in the air during the past week.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with a meteorologist from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to find out more about

Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioners plan to set preliminary levy Sept. 19

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

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