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The impact of earthworms along the North Shore

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report about changing ecosystems as a result of earthworms along the North Shore and the surrounding region. 

Moose numbers continue to decline in the Arrowhead

Dead moose on popular mid-Gunflint Trail lakes an unwelcome sight for paddlers

Dead moose floating in the water on two popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lakes has alarmed a number of visitors in the area recently. 

Clearing sky

High pressure system moving our way

On again off again rain, but spells of warm temps is what we can expect this week for weather.


Grand Portage wildlife researchers discuss 2016 moose study

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tiffany Wolf is a wildlife epidemiologist with the University of Minnesota.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for June 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Gypsy moth spraying begins. Taconite plants reopen. Audit looks at deer management in the state.

Caleb Mattison finishes another round of sourdough

The North Shore's ginger...bread man

Local baker Caleb Mattison visited the WTIP’s station recently to share his thoughts on sourdough, the Saturday Market in Grand Marais and where the name for his business came from. 

Trail through the trees

June 9 workshop addresses which trees to plant on your land

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 9, a number of local agencies will be hosting a workshop for land owners who want information on planting trees on their property.

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Tick Talk with Amy Marie Schmidt

Summertime is tick time and we have two varieties here. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with nurse Amy Marie Schmidt about wood ticks and deer ticks.

Silver Bay

Non-compete clause could keep Dollar General out of Silver Bay

Dollar General made a request of Silver Bay city officials to include a non-compete clause with regard to a potential store along Highway 61.

Participants in the DNR Firearms Safety course practice under the watchful eye of instructor Paul Eiler. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Firearm safety course prepares local youth for hunting

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers courses to certify youth for safe and legal hunting in the state. The youth classroom course is designed for ages 11-15.