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Poplar River controversy shifts to legislature

For decades Lutsen Mountains has been drawing water from the Poplar River to make snow in the winter months. Now there is legislation pending that would allow them to take more.


Blue Spotted Salamander

Time for the spring awakening

Birds, frogs and salamanders are all active as spring slowly moves into the northland. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about returning birds and amphibians.


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Lee and Dan Ross return from major sculpture installation

Hovland sculptors Dan and Lee Ross have just installed five pieces at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the Rosses about the project.


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Weekend News Roundup for May 14

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


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber May 14th

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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Ziigwan (Spring) Is The Time For Sugar Camp

Traditions of sustainable living on the land are practiced according to the season by the people of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Spring is here. Hummingbirds are officially in Cook County/photo: Dave Brislance

They're back!

Hummers have been spotted throughout the county -- first on Maple Hill, then in Lutsen, next in the Pike Lake area.


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Cell tower hearing cancelled, title to site is questioned

The saga of the cemetery cell phone tower continues. The project’s approval is on hold pending issues with the site itself. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


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West End News May 12

Some people have asked me about what happened with the mystery that I reported last week.  A car with a canoe on top was parked in the public parking lot here at Sawbill with no people around and


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Sen. Al Franken talks about privacy concerns in the mobile device age

Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken chaired his first Judiciary subcommittee hearing on privacy in the Google and Apple era of mobile communications.  Sen.


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Severe weather is reviewed by NWS meteorologist

Severe weather patterns hit northwestern Minnesota, but missed the North Shore…still rain is in the forecast. According to the weather bureau, April was a crazy weather month.


 

Learning to live with ambiguous loss, with expert Pauline Boss

Bob spoke May 6 with U of MN Professor Pauline Boss about ambiguous loss where there is no closure, such as that suffered by the families of victims of 9/11, and how people cope with this kind of loss.


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