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David Betts

County engineer discusses summer road work

Gravel, dust suppression and mowing the county roads. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Engineer David Betts about highway department projects this summer.

On the Nature of Teaching: Inquiry-based learning

On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.

Solar photovoltaic workshop offered on July 23

If you’d like to learn more about solar power options for your home or cabin, there are resources available in Cook County.

New 'Local Food Market' offers a taste of the northern summer

Everyone is invited to visit the new Local Food Market for locally produced foods, an opportunity to meet your farmer neighbors, and enjoy the bounty of summer on the North Shore.

Musicians at last year's festival.

Valley Fresh Buskers Festival in Thunder Bay on July 25-26

The Valley Fresh Buskers Festival is back in Thunder Bay this weekend.

Sugarloaf Cove

Native Plants and Restoration Techniques Workshop, July 25

The Cook County Invasive Team works to control the spread of invasive species in our area.


Surprising Pluto: the ice dwarf planet

Last week “New Horizons” passed within 7,000 miles of the dwarf planet Pluto.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Sunny skies ahead

The week’s weather, in a word, “sunny.” WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about blue skies.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 18

Each week the WTIP News Department reviews the major   stories of the past five days. Ely bear researcher loses a bid to collar. Native bands oppose the Sandpiper.

Chippewa City Church {photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society}

120th Anniversary Celebration: Chippewa City Church, Sunday July 19

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as Chippewa City Church, is the site of a celebration this Sunday, with history, music and more.