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Andy Butter, left, with his running associates Allissa Stutte and Evan Flom

Grand Marais resident completes run around Lake Superior

The trio of young adventurers who spent the summer running around Lake Superior pushing a baby stroller have completed their 1,300-mile mission.


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A Year in the Wilderness: August 15 - Visitors and Crickets

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.


The Mist of Avalon was a huge hit at Rendezvous Days.

An interview with Captain Jason Bolt

The Mist of Avalon is a Toronto based schooner that's been making its way down the north shore of Lake Superior.


DNR staff pull up a gill net on Two Island Lake. All photos by Joe Carlson

Local fishing guide questions DNR's approach of gill net surveys

Some local fishermen have voiced concern recently regarding the DNR’s gill net surveys used annually on area lakes.


Jim McGowan in Studio A

Singer-songwriter Jim McGowan makes return visit to The Roadhouse

Musician Jim McGowan brought his guitar to Studio A last week for delightful music and fun chatter. You can often hear him at Cascade Lodge Pub in Lutsen.


Pike Lake Road on March 31

County administrator tells concerned residents Pike Lake Road is 'not that bad'

A public hearing was held Monday, August 15 at the Cook County Courthouse regarding a proposed sales tax increase.


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Seagull to Hudson Bay Journey 4 Renewal a success!

Four young women set out from Seagull Lake May 29 to canoe to Hudson Bay. Called Journey 4 Renewal, the trip was a fundraiser for Wilderness Canoe Base. Two of the paddlers, Tessa Larson and Steph Branchaud, joined Dave to share stories about the trip and its joys and challenges. You can learn more here. 


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Food choices affect the planet more than you might think

Population growth won't be the only reason for increased food demand in the years ahead--the changing diets of the world's growing middle class, from plant- to animal-based, will play a significant role. Dick talked with Dr. Jamie Gerber, co-director of the U of MN Institute on the Environment's Global Landscapes Initiative, to learn about it. You can read much more on their environment reports website.  Jamie also  suggests the Better Buying Lab to help make more sustainable food choices. 


The Mist of Avalon. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Mist of Avalon draws large crowds to Rendezvous Days

The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.


ISD 166 campus

New assistant principal talks preschool funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.


Summer

Warm weather continues for a couple of days, then rains return

The sun returns for a couple of days, then more rain.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County schools will receive money for pre-Kindergarten classes.


Liquor from Tommy Banks remains at the Hungry Jack Lake cabin. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Cabin on Hungry Jack Lake rich with history of former mobster, bootlegger

A cabin on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake was once owned by a notorious Minnesota mobster and bootlegger.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 12

As autumn rounds the bend, the “magnetic north” continues its attraction. Wilderness enthusiasts see their time in this spectacular place dwindling.


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