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NHFS Elements: Birch Bark

Elements is a new series produced in conjunction between WTIP and North House Folk School exploring natural materials found in our area, and the culture that surrounds them.

Superior National Forest Update: August 18

Hi.  I’m Amy Wilfahrt, fisheries biologist for the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts with this week’s National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreat


Wildersmith on the Gunflint - August 18

As August passed the halfway mark on the calendar, our north woods splendor has extended into yet another week.

International workers

International workers, Thursday Conversation topic

A 2012-13 economic analysis of Cook County documented tourism as 82% of our local economy. This year 40% of the seasonal jobs servicing that economy are filled by international workers.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

Superintendent discusses latest school board meeting

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke on the phone with Cook County School District superintendent Bill Crandall about the latest school board meeting.

Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Solar eclipse in Cook County: Everything you need to know

Everyone in the continental United States has a chance to see some part of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

Slug on a tomato!

Garden slug stories....and an original song from Gus and Sunny

For anyone who gardens, slugs can be a frustrating summer pest.

Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom with Aren and Freja

West End News: August 17

Congratulations are due to the Tofte family this week. Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom, along with their extended clans, have welcomed the newest addition to their family.

First houses are being built

Grand Marais workforce housing project update

The Grand Marais workforce housing project is underway with help from One Roof Housing in Duluth.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the deputy director of One Roof Housing, Cliff Knettel, abo

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Commissioners discuss levy, town hall meetings set

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region on Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Freshwater mussels - Part 1

In Cook County we have three species of non-invasive freshwater mussels.

Myron Bursheim

County considers plan for three year levy increase

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Kadunce River

Kadunce River and popular hiking trail set for closure until Sept. 15

The DNR will be doing some projects along the Kadunce River in the coming weeks, including fish restoration and other related construction. The project will last from Aug. 20 to Sept. 15.

Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening - A Potpourri of Topics

Superior National Forest Update: August 11

Hi.  I’m Frances Meger, seasonal naturalist with the Superior National Forest with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east end of

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