Green frog

Frogs and lily pads go together in the summer

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

A photo from the 2009 Tofte Trek courtesy of the Sugarbush Trail Association

Tofte Trek results announced

Over 200 runners showed up for the 31st Annual Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run/Walk. Runners liked the slow drizzle, which cooled them down after about two miles into the race.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap July 3

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Canada Thistle

All about those pesky garden weeds

WTIP’s Northern Gardening


Gunflint Notebook: Dragonflies

In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook old memories are revived as Steve passes on a gift to his children.

Hope, the baby gosling

Magnetic North: Hope Hatches

 Welcome back to Magnetic North, a place of constant beauty AND almost hourly surprises…most of them pleasant.

Mrs. Tamarack outside Jackson's Cafe, Grand Marais, MN

Walking the Old Road: Community Divisions

As more and more Europeans moved into the area, the Indian people living at Grand Marais and Chippewa City would begin to experience discrimination from some of their white neighbors.

Fascinating displays at Chik-Wauk museum

Excitement builds over Chik-Wauk Museum opening

July 4th is a day to celebrate American history, and on this July 4th, the Gunflint Trail will celebrate its own history, with the grand opening of Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center.


West End News July 2

Once again the Tofte Fourth of July celebration is about to happen. The celebration reminds me of a self-running aquarium; it maintains, year after year.


Points North: A Lesson Learned from the Frogs and the Bees

Around this time of year, I always start thinking about frogs. In fact, I think about frogs more often than I see them.


Wildersmith July 2

And we’re off…into the second half of 2010. June slipped away just as quickly here in the wilderness as it does in the bustling…semi-civilized…urban clutches.

Brass Messengers

Cook County Community Foundation funds eight local organizations

The Cook County Community Fund has granted more than $7,000 to non-profit organizations in Cook County for 2010

Smallmouth bass

Local Fish Report for July 2

The fish are biting!

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