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Jim Wallner explains his trapping methods in Cook County. Photo by Matthew Baxley

Trapping traditions continue along the North Shore

For Jim Wallner and his family in Cook County, an early winter tradition includes setting trap lines in the nearby forests.  

Ice Arch Sunrise by Travis Novitsky

North Woods Naturalist: Marvels of January

From bear cubs being born to artic smoke and steam devils, there's plenty happening in the natural world as we approach the end of January.

The Gunflint Mail Run, 2020. Photo by Anastasia Gill

Sled Dogs, Cold Toes and a Gal from Texas Podcast: Episode Eight

In this episode of the podcast, Anastasia learns firsthand what a sled dog race is all about.

Jaye White of Exploring the North Shore - Photo by Rhonda Silence

New business showcases the North Shore

WTIP Community Radio likes to share news of local businesses—new businesses, new owners, or milestone achievements.

Early ice is the time to bring out the skates in Cook County. Photo by Barb LaVigne

Beyond the Canoe: Ice Skating

The opportunities for outdoor recreation that don’t involve canoeing in Cook County and the Lake Superior region are ample.

A herring skiff nears completion at North House Folk School in January 2020. Submitted photo

Historic herring skiff will preserve North Shore boating and fishing culture

A team of students and staff were busy at North House Folk School the week of Jan. 6-12 building a replica of a herring skiff previously stationed in Colvill on the North Shore in the 1940s.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Northeast Minnesota - A history of fire, ice and inland seas

Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today.

Gunflint Mail Run 2020. WTIP staff photo

Results from the 2020 Gunflint Mail Run

The results for each race in the 2020 Gunflint Mail Run are as follows:


Photo by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash.

Northern Gardening: The Cold-Hardy Plant List

Cold winter days are a good time for garden planning...