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Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk looks to the 2014 legislative session

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk looks ahead to the 2014 legislative session. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Bakk about three issues that will undoubtedly be dealt with during the session.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather relief around the corner

Cold weather for another day or two, then a warm-up to welcome above zero temps WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about warmth at the end of the tunnel.


Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


Early radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 4

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The US Forest Service and other partners will begin a North Shore restoration.


The view from Studio B, Friday, January 3

Minnesota Schools canceled state wide on Monday

With high temperatures across Minnesota expected to be in the double digits below zero on Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton took the unusual step of cancelling schools statewide.


Jay Kieft

Jay Kieft takes over as County Administrator

Cook County has a new Administrator, on the job for just three weeks. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Jay Kieft (KEY-ft) about his new job


USFS

Forest Service announces North Shore Restoration Project

The effort to reshape the forest along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior is advancing, now with the U.S.


Calendar cover

Local photographer captures unusual wildlife scene

Local wildlife photographer David Brislance has the cover of the 2014 Freshwater Society’s Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar. It is a most unusual photograph.


Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo

Outdoor writer Sam Cook looks ahead at 2014

For years Sam Cook has been the chief outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune.. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sam about outdoor issues in the months –and years—to come.


YMCA

Cook County Community YMCA celebrates Grand Opening

WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Emily Marshall and Colette Mueller of the Cook County Community YMCA on North Shore Morning about this weekend's Grand Opening festivities and more.