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Researchers conduct large-scale test of system to kill invasive species in ballast water

Researchers have conducted a large-scale test of a new system to kill invasive species hiding in the ballast water of Great Lakes freighters.


Indian pipe -- photo: Wikipedia

Indian pipe -- the white plant in the woods

One of the few totally white plants in our woods is the so-called Indian Pipe.


Tune in for Tent Show Radio, Saturdays at 6 p.m. (Tracie Connor/Flickr)

Tent Show Radio

on WTIP Saturday 6-7pm.
Genre: 
Music

Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

Inside the Metrodome, current home of the Minnesota Vikings

Gunflint Notebook: Stadiums and Money

On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve Ramberg dares to dream big by suggesting a move for the Minnesota Vikings to Cook County. Just why couldn't we have the Vikings stadium up here?


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Can meditation and mindfulness really make you happier? Jason Marsh of the Greater Good Science Center says yes

Bob chatted Aug. 19 with Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good Magazine, about meditation and mindfulness and how they actually change the structure of our brains. The magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, whose mission is to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.


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Hudson Bay Bound expedition: Day 78 for first women to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Buck spoke Aug. 19 by satellite phone with Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, members of the Hudson Bay Bound expedition. They are re-creating Eric Sevareid's classic journey in 'Canoeing with the Cree' in an attempt to be the first women to do so, and to raise money for YMCA Camp Menogyn as well.


Earl and Ethel Leng inside Leng's Fountain

History Speaks: Recollections of Leng’s Fountain

Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could order phosphates, ice-cream or stop in for coffee and a paper.


Vintage radio -- the family listens

Weekend News Roundup for Aug. 20

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Dick Swanson

Dick Swanson on Third Thursday Community Conversation

He’s lived rustic at the top of the Arrowhead Trail, he served a time as the county attorney, he’s been active in community affairs for years, especially the Grand Marais Playhouse, and th


Feeding deer in winter

DNR moose plan would limit recreational deer feeding

More details emerge on the plan DNR wildlife managers released on moose research and management.  They hope the proposal will reverse a population decline and keep the big animals in the state fo


Lightning over the night sky

West End News: Aug.18

We had a terrific bolt of lightning very close to Sawbill the other day.  It didn't actually strike one of our buildings, but it was close enough to give everyone a good scare.  The Sawbill


Chinook salmon -- photo: NOAA

Friday Fish Report for Aug. 19

Fishing has slowed down some on the inland waters, so let’s take a look at what’s happening on the big lake.


IRRRB

IRRRB to cut budget 35% for fiscal 2012

The brief but dramatic drop in taconite production in 2009, with the accompanying drop in state taconite tax revenues, means less money will be available in the next year for Iron Range development pr


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County begins budget setting process for 2012

The county board has started the long process of crafting a budget for 2012.


Great Expectations School

School districts meet to talk collaboration

Great Expectations and ISD166 met together recently to talk about cooperation and collaboration between the districts.


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