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Starry stonewort

A tenacious macro algae is spreading through the state

Zebra mussels have managed to find their way into Northwest Minnesota lakes and a new threat is posed with the advance of a macro algae, starry stonewort.

Lake Superior

The cost of restoring clean water vs. basic preservation efforts

This is the fifth and final segment in WTIP’s series focusing on clean and sustainable water along Lake Superior’s North Shore. This piece describes the concept of preservation vs.

Corey Belt (while in Cook County)

Corey Belt's Antarctic Adventure - Full Interview

Cook County resident Corey Belt spent the fall and winter of 2015-16 at McMurdo Station in Antarctica as part of their fuel department, aiding vehicles used to do all manner of scientific research on

Jordana Greenburg

Jordana Greenburg of Harpeth Rising on the Scenic Route

Jordana Greenburg is the fiddler of the progressive Americana group Harpeth Rising.

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster on the Scenic route

Ruthie Foster is a Grammy nominated blues, folk, and gospel singer from the Austin, TX area.

Lipton's image of Kermit the Frog has become one of the more popular memes on the internet.

What is a Meme?

If you don't know what a meme is, you're in luck. Youth Producer Isak Terrill interviews WTIP's Will Moore on what he thinks a meme is.

A Year in the Wilderness: August 22 - Four boys and fall

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

Kids at GES

Schools are cooperating with reading program county-wide

School is just around the corner but there’s plenty going on for Great Expectations teachers and staff.

Original song about Grand Marais by Doug Francis

Doug Francis recently stopped by WTIP to share the song he wrote about Grand Marais

North Shore Health

Care Center residents moved into new rooms

It was moving day last week at the care center, and now work begins on two other wings in the facility. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with North Shore Health administrator Kimber Wraalstad.

Sun and Rain

Warm but sometimes wet weather for the week

This week we’ll see alternating weather systems – warm, wet, warm, wet, etc.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Road Construction

County continues to discuss sales-tax increase to benefit highway department

The Cook County Board of Commissioners continue to discuss implementing a half-cent sales tax increase that would generate funds for the local highway department.

Northern Sky: August 20 - September 2

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 20

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The transportation tax hearing turns into a Pike Lake Road protest.

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