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Many Northland legislators continue to collect paychecks during shutdown

It is 10 days and counting for the shutdown of Minnesota state government, making it the longest of any in recent history.

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - July 9th

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.

Photo by Crane Farm on Flickr

Wildersmith: Savoring the Natural Sounds of the North

Here we are, with one week of month seven behind us along the Gunflint Trail.

Photo by Rick Payette on Flickr

Points North: Are Lawmakers Lost in the Woods?

On June 30, hours before the state government shut down, three Minnesota loggers went before a judge in International Falls to sue the state for breach of contract regarding existing timber sales.

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Weekend News Roundup for July 9

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

Photo courtesy of freespamfree at flickr

Video Games Will Save the World?

Everyone knows how the Olympic Games can unite the world, but what about video games?  Sterling Anderson of the Youth Radio Project believes the planet could be saved if we all just played. 

Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff: Busy Month, Busy Fourth of July

Calls to the Cook County Sheriff's office are running ahead of the average. Sheriff Mark Falk says it was a busy Fourth of July and the past month was also active.


Local singer Yvonne Mills brings her gorgeous voice to Studio A

Local singer Yvonne Mills chatted with Bob and Buck June 24, and sang in advance of her first headline appearance the following evening at What's Upstairs at Betsy Bowen's Studio in Grand Marais.

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Grand Marais Rec Park fills as state parks stay shuttered

The Grand Marais Recreation Park is usually a busy place in summer.-- this month even more than ever. The reason is the government shutdown that has closed all of Minnesota’s state parks.

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Work begins on CSAH 8

The Cook County Highway Department announced this morning that reconstruction on the section of County State Aid Hwy 8 from one half-mile south of CSAH 18 to the Airport Road began today.


Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel recounts 800-mile kayaking adventure through the Great Lakes

Bryan Hansel, photographer, writer, and sea kayaking instructor, recently completed an 800-mile kayak journey from Port Huron, Mich. to Grand Marais. He stopped in July 1 to talk with Bob about the challenges and the fun he found during his 45-day trip. Photo courtesy

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