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Northern Lights in Cook County. Photo by Travis Novitsky

'Dark Sky Memories' from Grand Portage

Shelley McIntire is a longtime resident of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Photo courtesy Cook Cook County Alpine Ski team.

Alpine team practicing for upcoming season

The Cook County Alpine ski team got off to an early start on the 2019-2020 season with plenty of early cold temperatures and snow.  By mid-November, the team was on the slopes and able to practic


Borealis Chorale - Photo courtesy of North Shore Music Association

Community comes together for Borealis Chorale

For over sixty years, community members have come together to present a community choral and orchestral concert at the beginning of December.


ISD 166 photo by CJHeithoff

Sawtooth Elementary third-graders read their "I am Thankful" poems

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary's third-grade students have been busy before Thanksgiving, working on writing poems describing what they are thankful for.  WTIP's Sterling Anderson recently


Kevin Kager, Angie Works and Gwen Danfelt with Cooperation Station kids, of course! Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cooperation Station celebrates 20 years of childcare

Cooperation Station Nature Playschool is licensed family day care in Grand Marais, housed in a home owned not by a single family, but by the not-for-profit Cooperation Station. 


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Northern Gardening: Agrophenology & fall gardening chores

The November edition of Northern Gardening was all about fall gardening chores and agrophenology--the study of changes in crop  production and the relative performance of different crop species a


Red-tailed Hawk. Photo by Ron Knight via Flickr and Creative Commons.

North Woods Naturalist: Late bird migration

Late fall offers a chance to see some birds that we normally don't see along the North Shore.  Some late migratory birds include eagles, northern harriers, hawks, and many more.  WTIP


Kristin DeArruda Wharton

Kristin DeArruda Wharton reflects on completed Bush fellowship

In March 2017, the Bush Foundation announced a list of 24 fellowship winners who were selected based on their records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in th


Moose cow and twins on the Gunflint - Photo by Colin Smith

North Woods Naturalist: Moose and nutrient cycles

Moose contribute to the nutrient cycle in the forest in many ways.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff learns more from naturalist Chel Anderson in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.


Cedar drums made by Eric and Dayna Mase - photo by Will Moore

Elements of Craft: Cedar

Elements of Craft is a podcast and radio series about natural materials that make up traditional crafts. In this edition, we look at uses for wood from the cedar tree.