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Sen. Al Franken

Senate tries again to keep lower student loan rates

The interest rate on Stafford student loans is now twice what it was before the first of July. Congressional inaction is the major reason. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


Linda Jurek Kratt

CCVB names new director

The Cook County Visitor's Bureau (CCVB) has hired Linda Jurek Kratt to replace outgoing executive director Sally Nankivell.


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Slowly summer slips in

Summer is having hard time getting here in force, but this week after a damp start, should start looking up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dean Melde.


Radio News magazine

Weekend News Roundup for July 6

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


Col. William Colvill

Col. William Colvill, a hero at the Battle of Gettysburg

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with former director of the Cook County Historical Society, Pat Zankman about the man for whom the town of Colvill was named.


Gunflint District Ranger Nancy Larson

When hiking: Be Prepared!

Pre-planning your hiking trip whether for a day or several days, is that important first step of the journey.


On the grill

Summer means time to grill, and grill safely

The 4th of July holiday ushers in full blown summer, and that means outdoor cooking! WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Portage Emergency Management Director Mike Keyport about safe grilling.


Amy and Dave in Key West

Freemans' to continue adventures winter and summer

They travelled 11,000 over three years across North America, and now they’ll return next year to the Amazon for their sixth visit.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather close to ideal for the 4th

It promises to be a great 4th of July holiday week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart about super summer weather.