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A Year in the Wilderness: January 14 - Guests

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


North Woods Naturalist: Under ice

With the lakes frozen over, many life forms lead a controlled existence under the ice.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about living under ice.


School News from Oshki Ogimaag: January 12

Biidash reports the latest School News.


Tofte shooter makes second courtroom appearance

Kirk Lee Bigby, the Finland, Minnesota, resident charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Twin Cites man as the result of a shooting in the parking lot of Bluefin Bay Resort late last year


Plucked Up String Band

Who: 
Plucked Up String Band
When: 
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:30pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co., 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

 Local group the Plucked Up String Band will play at Voyaguer Brewing Co. on Thursday, February 18 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.

Plucked Up String Band

Who: 
Plucked Up String Band
When: 
Sun, 02/14/2016 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Lutsen Resort, 5700 Highway 61, Lutsen

 Local group the Plucked Up String Band will play at Lutsen Resort on Sunday, February 14 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

EDA President Howard Hedstrom

Economic Development Authority discusses heating assistance and affordable housing

As a part of their regular monthly meeting the Economic Development Authority board discussed cold weather assistance from the AEOA. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA president Howard Hedstrom.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: January 12

Sophia and Kalina report the latest School News.


Volunteers wanted to help clear area recreation trails

Cook County Commissioners and county staff agreed volunteers and donations are likely the most realistic approach to assist with clearing the vast network of recreation trails in the county.


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Plucked Up String Band brings original sound to Studio A

The Plucked Up String Band (Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Will Moore, upright bass; Kieran Scannell, drums) joined Dick and Dave Jan. 8 for delightful, original music and fun chat. They've got lots of gigs scheduled around the county this winter. You can learn more about them here.


Mark Norquist in the BWCAW while filming "Fish Out of Water"

New film carries a BWCAW message

A new documentary film featuring three Twin Cities’ chefs exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the Gunflint Trail has been released.


courtesy Metropolitan Airports Commission

Largest solar array in state goes online at MSP airport

Minnesota's largest solar power project went online last month atop two parking ramps at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Dennis Probst, who spearheaded the project,  is executive vice president for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. He chatted with Dave Jan. 8 about the benefits of the project as well as the challenges involved. 


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How and where did dogs evolve? Scientist & veterinarian explains

A recently published study suggests that all dogs alive today can trace at least some of their ancestry back to dogs that were domesticated 33,000 years ago in southern East Asia. We wanted to learn more about man's (and woman's) best friend and where they came from, so we asked Dr. Ned Patterson, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the U of MN, to join us. He spoke with Dick Jan. 8.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Cold snap to last until Thursday

January’s cold snap continues, but it should warm up after mid-week. But it won’t exactly be balmy.


Photo by Shannon Curran

Gunflint Mail Run Winners Announced

With temperatures hovering in the low single digits or below for most of the race, the Gunflint Mail Run on Saturday, Jan.


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