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Karen Babine discusses her new book, "Water and What We Know"

Karen Babine, an English professor who grew up in northern Minnesota, is just out with a book of essays exploring the meaning of place and identity: "Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life." She spoke with Ann Possis Mar. 13 about the book and why she feels place is so important in our lives. You can learn more about Karen and her writing at www.karenbabine.com.


The Great Place Project wants to know about your special place

It’s the second year for the Great Place Project, offering mini-grants for places that reflect the unique character and identity of the community.


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Commissioners talk roads and radio towers with MnDOT

Septic inspections and plenty of talk about roads and radio towers. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Commissioner Frank Moe.


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Dr. Seth Moore on the state of moose and moose research

Minnesota's moose are on the decline. Dr. Seth Moore, director of biology and environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, talked with Ann Possis recently about what's affecting the moose, what researchers seek to learn by collaring both adults and calves, and much more. 


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Commissioners resolve tower controversy – for now

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners unanimously voted to support a 180 foot ARMER radio tower for the Cascade tower location.


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School News from Birch Grove: March 24

Kalina reports the latest School News. 


Chili Cook-Off Winners: "Tip Top Chefs" Julie Carlson and Sherrie Lindskog

Tip Top Chefs Julie Carlson and Sherrie Lindskog were this year’s winners of the 6th Annual International Cook County Chili Cook-Off.


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Emergency Services Conference is annual 2-day event in April

The annual Emergency Services Conference is scheduled for late April.


Cook County School News: Theater Sports

The Cook County College-in-the-Schools UMD Literature class is holding its annual Theater Sports Competition in the ArrowheadCenter for the Arts on March 24.


Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award seeking applicants

The Grand Marais Art Colony recently announced the Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award.  Youth Radio Project hosts Sean MacDonnell and Lynden Blomberg spoke with Art Colony Director Amy Demmer, ISD


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Winter hangs on, snow in forecast

Sunny, then snowy, but temps generally below average for the coming week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson.


10th Annual Theater Sports Competition: March 23

It’s a blend of theater performance with elements of a sports competition – and it can be very exciting.


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 6

Chapter 6:  Seashell

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)


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Northern Sky: March 21

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for March 21

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories.


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