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A Year in the Wilderness: April 29 - Barking at waves

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.

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cover of "Through the Ashes"

Maria Nickolay's debut album "Through the Ashes"

Cook County native Maria Nickolay is spending the next few years in Belfast, but before she left she recorded her debut full-length album, mixing and mastering each track herself.

Tune-in to the News at Noon weekdays on WTIP

Looking for the latest in North Shore news, weather and information?

Listen to the "News at Noon" program Monday through Friday on WTIP to keep informed.

Hollow Rock. All photos by Rhonda Silence

Hollow Rock is a North Shore natural treasure

Among the many spectacular places to take a picture along the North Shore is near a unique structure known as Hollow Rock, located near Hovland and the Canadian border.

The edge of the BWCAW. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

Local group seeks volunteers to help clean popular BWCAW entry point

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is looking for people to help with portage repair and trail-clearing projects in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this summer, including one popular portag

Transit of Mercury

Northern Sky: April 30 - May 13

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

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 30

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Pharmaceutical toxins found in northeast Minnesota lakes and fish

Pharmaceuticals and other human-produced chemicals are appearing in northeast Minnesota's water and fish - even in remote and pristine lakes. In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, Dr.

Cross River falls. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Prime season arrives for North Shore waterfalls

April and May are a great time to view the many waterfalls the North Shore has to offer. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently made a trip to see some of the local waterfalls. 

Icy Bay, Alaska

Gus' Wild Side: Memorable camping

Gus recalls memorable camping trips in both Alaska and the midwest.

Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: April 28

Flynn and Danny report the latest news from Great Expectations Charter School in Grand Marais.

Cook County Courthouse

The costs of out-of-home placement in Cook County

One result of child abuse or child neglect can be out-of-home placement, or removing a child from their home. In Cook County, this can have a wide-reaching effect.

Spring stream

Warmer, dry weather forecast for weekend

April promises to leave us for a warmer May. This weekend’s weather will be mostly sunny and dry. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Mike Stewart.

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