Lutsen resident Amy Freeman viewing Statue of Liberty from a canoe

West End News: November 20

The West End’s prodigal son, Noah Horak, will be back in Tofte for the holidays.

The beacon is lit

Split Rock Lighthouse remembers the Edmund Fitzgerald

The annual Mustering of the Last Watch ceremony for the crewmen aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald is held at Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, MN on November 10th.


Sawbill Outfitters owner Bill Hansen on unique work credit system that keeps both owners & employees happy

Ann & Dick chatted with Bill Hansen, owner of Sawbill Outfitters in Tofte with his wife Cindy, about their unique work credit system in which employees bid on jobs each week. Bill explained the idea behind it, how it works, and how & why it benefits both employees and the business.

Commissioner Garry Gamble

Plowing the Irish Creek road is a pricey undertaking

The cost of  the Irish Creek Road Subordinate Service District is running higher than anticipated.


Gratitude: It's good for you

This is a great time of year to reflect on gratitude. Ann spoke Nov. 14 with Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN, about why gratitude and its cousin, mindfulness, is good for our well-being. You can learn more about the Center here.

Great Expectations

Latest update from GES

Great Expectations School is about to get hooked up to broadband.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with GES board member Jeff Kern about broadband and about the school’s character development asse

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken shares his views on net neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot topic nationally, but with all the political clouds swirling around the topic, you have a right to be confused. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill talks about the changing face of the Minnesota House

The Minnesota House has Republican leadership now. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Democratic Rep. David Dill about some of the anticipated changes.


Gary Fiedler on his 7-month Boundary Waters adventure

Gary Fiedler of Hermantown just returned from a seven-month odyssey in the Boundary Waters and Quetico, making 13 trips over every portage and taking over 40,000 pictures. He and his wife Dawn LaPointe spoke with Dick Nov. 14 about why he went and how they worked together to make it happen. You can learn more about their photography gallery here.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: November 18

Kalina, Chloe, and Trina report the latest School News. 

Dr. Seth Moore: Wolves - A Controversial Species

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

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Weather to continue wintery

We’ve missed most of the big snow and it looks like we’ll continue to miss more of it. Cold temps on the other hand will stick around.

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: November 17

Jered and Jack report the latest School News.

Ray "Skip" Sandman

Anishinaabe Way: Ray Skip Sandman

Fond du Lac tribal elder Ray "Skip" Sandman ran as the 2014 Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Minnesota's 8th District.

Kay Borud, School Nurse

Cook County School News: Cold and flu season guidelines

Now that November is here, so is the cold and flu season. Here's Cook County School Nurse Kay Borud with this week's Cook County School News.

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