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WTIP airs “Coping with the Cost of Propane,” on First Thursday

As propane supplies continue low and the price gets higher, some North Shore residents are being faced with tough heating decisions.

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Outdoor writer Sam Cook looks at the declining deer harvest in the Arrowhead

Sam Cook is an outdoor writer for the Duluth News Tribune.


Gordon Thorne warms a winter night with great blues

Dick & Ann welcomed local musician Gordon Thorne to Studio A Jan. 31 for fun conversation and wonderful blues guitar. Gordon is offering guitar workshops every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. through March at Moondance Coffee in Lutsen. And April 12 is the fourth annual Fingerstyle Masters weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.

Gary Siesennop in a "Tiger Moth" biplane

Gary Siesennop

Gary Siesennop has been a Cook County resident since March 1980. He has enjoyed photographing birds, other wildlife species and scenery in the western half of the United States since 1971.


Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy

Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted with Dick Jan. 31 about her work, including small steps people can take to feel happier, and her new workshops especially for men, "Escape From the Man Cage."

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Secretary Mark Ritchie explains state caucuses

Caucuses are the grass roots of the democratic process regardless of the party you choose.  North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the Tues

Nordic Ski Meet at Pincushion 2014

Lake Superior in Winter

MN Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman on the propane shortage & what's being done to address it

 There's a major shortage of propane and other home heating fuels in Minnesota, causing prices to skyrocket. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman spoke with Ann Possis Jan. 31 to explain how the shortage happened, how the state and industry are responding, and how people can get help. Check out Stay Warm Minnesota for more resources.

Propane gas flame.

AEOA Offers Financial Assistance for Heating Costs

On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Emergency Executive Order declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to a severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuel suppli

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Weekend News Roundup for February 1

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The current propane crisis and mining issues…all in this week’s news.

Great Expectations

School News from Great Expectations: January 31

Tristan and Rhonnie  share the latest from the Bear Cubs, Fawns, Wolves, Lynx, and Otters.

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Propane assistance information at a glance

Minnesota officials have set up a public hotline to help residents deal with propane issues during this recent shortage.

boot hockey at Birch Grove

West End News: January 30

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais has two offerings this week that may appeal to West End residents.

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