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National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" Andrew Skurka on The Roadhouse

Andrew Skurka, adventurer and athlete, chatted with Buck April 29 about exploration and travel, including his recent 4,700-mile, 6-month Alaska-Yukon expedition. He's the featured speaker at the Superior Hiking Trail Association meeting Saturday, May 7 at Wolf Ridge in Finland.

National Weather Service

Spring is taking its time arriving

North Shore weather continues to look like something other than spring.

Wrecked airplane

Weekend emergency drill recounted

This past weekend was the 22nd Annual Emergency Services Conference and it was a full scale drill.

Fall River Spring 2011 by Bryan Hansel

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Fish testing in major walleye lakes show low PFC levels

Fish tested in nine of Minnesota's 10 largest walleye lakes had levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate that were either very low or undetectable, suggesting those lakes have very little or no contaminati

Grass fire

DNR adds Cook County to list of burning restrictions

Burning restrictions for Cook, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and the remainder of St. Louis County went into effect May 2, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Bosco eating around the snow on Vicki's homestead

Magnetic North: Snow happens - so do joy first

Welcome back to Magnetic North, a place still thawing out after the longest winter in living memory. At least at this house. Where snow is now just another four-letter word.


Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for March were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Frog Eggs

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber April 30th

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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Weekend News Roundup for April 30

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

Camping in the woods

BWCAW permits required starting Sunday

Beginning May 1, fee permits are required to enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

A drug enforcement dog similar to the one used at ISD166

Random drug search comes up empty at ISD166

Thursday morning, two law enforcement officers accompanied by Kaiser the drug sniffing dog, searched portions of Cook County Schools buildings and parking lot.

Community meeting

Community Center public meetings are scheduled

The Cook County Community Center Steering Committee has scheduled two public meetings in May for input and feedback on the project. The first meeting is Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

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