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WTIP's Community Garden Thriving in its Third Season

WTIP's community garden is in the midst of its third growing season, with a total of eight community members tending plots this year.  The season was officially kicked off in mid-June as rain bar


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NuVal food labeling system makes choosing healthy foods simpler and easier

Do you ever find food nutrition labels confusing? Dr. David Katz of the Yale Prevention Research Center did. He led a team of recognized medical and nutrition experts to develop an independent, simplified nutritional scoring system as a vehicle to improve public health. It's called NuVal, and he spoke with Buck July 1 about the system and how it helps people make better food choices.


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Learn about the ancient art of tracking in the wilderness with Joe Paulik

Hovland resident Joe Paulik stopped by June 24 to talk with Buck about his passion, the nearly-lost arts of tracking and survival in the wilderness. Some key skills are patience, concentration, and acute awareness of one's surroundings.


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Fascinating read on the unsolved disappearance of small-town Iowa anchorperson Jodi Huisentruit

Remember the 1995 disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, anchorperson for a local TV station in Mason City, Iowa? Author, speaker, and trainer Beth Bednar recently researched and wrote a compelling story about this still-unsolved mystery, "Dead Air." Bob Carter spoke with Beth June 24.


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Weather hot and humid – and maybe wet – for weekend

It could be a warm and humid weekend for the Grand Marais Arts Festival. That kind of weather can often bring thunderstorms.


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North Woods Naturalist: It’s Time For the Mayfly Transformation

One of the most ephemeral of insects is the mayfly. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about what can be a huge event in the insect world


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - July 2nd

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - June 25th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


WTIP's Summer 2011 Intern Annela Rova has a Rewarding Experience

Annela Rova joined WTIP as an intern for the summer of 2011, and had a rewarding experience.

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Rep. Dill talks about the government shutdown

The state government shut down on Friday, July 1. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 6-A Rep.


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Wildersmith: The Month of the "Half Way," Moon Marks Mid-Summer

Our northern summer is in full stride now. The month of the “full buck” or “half way” moon (Aabito-Niibino Giizis) signals the beginning of the wind down of 2011.


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Points North: The Time Is Right for North Shore Brookies

Sometimes, you just know the time is right. Last week, cold, wet weather gave way to a couple of days of sunshine and North Shore streams were running fresh and full.


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Weekend News Roundup for July 2

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


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With state parks closed, you can still be a happy camper

Even though the state parks are closed during the state government shutdown there are plenty of places to camp in Cook County.


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Here’s the state shutdown rundown

Now that it’s a reality, here’s the latest on the Minnesota state government shutdown:


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