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Internal waves on Lake Superior focus of new study

A team of researchers kicked off a four-year study this summer that will focus on waves underneath the surface of Lake Superior.


Wild Rice

Minnesota wild rice crop on target for great season

The wild rice crop this year is expected to be outstanding throughout most of Minnesota.


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Purple traps in Cook County set to detect possible emerald ash borer presence

If you’re traveling in the local forests this summer and early fall in Cook County, there’s a chance you’ll notice an otherwise out-of-place purple object hanging from some area tree


Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Study focuses on potential impacts of climate change along North Shore

As possible impacts of climate change reach the North Shore, Minnesota Sea Grant opted to fund a study officially titled Building Climate Readiness on Minnesota’s North Shore.


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Weekend News Roundup for July 29

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Customers can now buy beer, wine and liquor on Sundays in Minnesota.

City councilors hear Sunday liquor sales report

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, July 26 and one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of Sunday liquor sales at the municipal liquor store.


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Friedrichs appointed as news director at WTIP

WTIP announced today that Joe Friedrichs is now the news director for the local community radio station.


Common loon

Loons struggling with bad weather and worse insect problems

It’s been a devastating spring for loons. Bad weather, insects and predators. Now the young are running out of time before the migration begins.


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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, July 17 to Sunday, July 23. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Points from the Clovis culture

July Thursday Community Conversation -- Searching out the past, creating in the present

Dawn Laybolt, interim Gunflint District Ranger, holds a PhD in archeology and talks about the lure of digging up the past.