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Seduced by smartphones? Psychologist Lisa Merlo on how some people are addicted

Bob spoke Aug. 12 with psychologist & addiction expert Dr. Lisa Merlo of the University of Florida, about how people are becoming increasingly attached and even addicted to their smart phones.


Late summer -- fireweed and friends

In the late summer many woodland and roadside plants are in bloom. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about fireweed, asters, goldenrod and more.

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Veteran Twin Cities journalist Don Shelby on hardrock sulfide mining proposed for northern Minnesota

Buck spoke Aug. 12 with Don Shelby, veteran journalist and contributor, about the proposed PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, the involvement of former BP CEO Tony Hayward, and what it could mean for the health of the BWCA Wilderness.

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Fond du Lac Band buys Spirit Island

A sacred Ojibwe island on the St. Louis Rivernow belongs to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Mound earn National Historic Landmark status

Two historic properties administered by the Minnesota Historical Society have earned the coveted designation of National Historic Landmark.


Late summer cicadas sing their high-pitched song

They’re not too big, they’re green and stocky. They also make an incredibly loud sound. This is the time of year you’ll hear them.

Rock Cairns

Of Woods and Words: Leaving a Mark

I don’t remember noticing them when I was younger. Now, on each visit to Artist’s Point and the Grand Marais Harbor, I’m amazed at the plethora of rock cairns I find.

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Qwest is now officially CenturyLink

If this month’s phone bill arrives in a CenturyLink envelope, it’s not a mistake, it’s official.

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Moments In Time: The Lumberjacks of the 1950s

There are still loggers in Cook County, but not as many as there once were. Buck Benson grew up in Grand Marais.

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 13th

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 News Roundup for August 13

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

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City hears proposal for assisted living facility

Spectrum Community Health has initiated preliminary development discussions with the City of Grand Marais and the Economic Development Authority. Mayor Larry Carlson explains.

Owen Hoglund of the Youth Radio Project

Youth Radio Project: The Sickening End of Summer

Now that August is upon us, many kids get excited for the upcoming school year.

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Dr. Seth Moore: Studying and Managing Wolves

August 10, 2011

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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