Bob and Ann chatted Dec. 4 with Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer at Oxford University Press, about the 2009 Word of the Year: unfriend. Find out more about Word of the Year and the runners-up. Listen to the interview.
Buck and Bob talked with Dave Watson of the Twin Cities, who recently became the first person to ski down K2, the world's second-highest mountain. Learn more about his adventure. Listen to the interview.
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where that icky white stuff is starting to pile up. No, not snow. We wish!
Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has co-sponsored legislation authored by Democrat Senator Carl Levin and Republican George Voinovich to prevent the spread of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes.
The wilderness rendition of holiday decorating has taken on a more serious note since last we met on the radio. A white blanket of snow has been spread through the upper Trail. Several light doses have layered up to five or six inches in most places, flocking a zillion pines to look like a seasonal Gunflint greeting card.
H1N1 vaccination will be available to everyone on a first come first served basis Thursday and Friday. Vaccinations will be in the Sawtooth Mountain clinic patient education room, which is located in the clinic waiting area.
On Thursday Dec.10, a clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday Dec. 11 vaccinations are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A “minor” spill of industrial chemicals at Marathon, Ontario’s bankrupt pulp mill has confirmed the worst fears of municipal leaders in Canada. News of the spill was reported in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Tuesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced plans to add boundary waters lakes to its patrol area earlier this year, which made local resort owners and outfitters on border country lakes a bit nervous. Such a move would require additional licensing and add costs to doing business.
Pete Harris of Wolf Ridge Learning Center explains the role Lake Superior plays in snow creation around the region on WTIP’s AM Community Calendar. He also discusses how forest critters are impacted by deep snow and how deep the frost is so far this year.
Bob and Buck spoke Nov. 20 with Sami Rasouli, founder of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams in Iraq, whose mission is to work together for peace, unity and self-sufficiency in the face of the current violence. Sami's message is based on principles of nonviolence from the Koran. Learn more about MPT at www.mpt-iraq.org Listen to the interview.
Rob Ickes & Mike Compton, in town from Nashville for the 19th Annual Bluegrass Master's Weekend at Lutsen Resort, performed in-studio Nov. 13. Listen to the music and interview.
Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.
Ed Wood Jr., World War II veteran, spoke with Buck and Bob Nov. 6 about his war experiences and how they affected the rest of his life. Listen to the interview.
Lee Radzak, historic site manager for Split Rock Lighthouse, joined Roger Linehan and Ann Possis Oct. 30 to discuss the Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting as well as the upcoming centennial of the lighthouse in 2010. Learn more Listen to the interview.
Fairytales really do come true…or at least they will this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The Grand Marais Playhouse is presenting a special production of Cinderella starring local young people.