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Rick Nolan

Congressman-elect Nolan talks about his return to the Hill

Minnesotans in the 8th Congressional District have a new Representative in Washington DC. WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently spoke with Congressman-elect Rick Nolan.


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Northern Sky: Perseus, Mercury & Mars in December

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


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Filmmaker Beau Larson & race director Adam Harju, on the new doc film, "Breaking Trail"

Local filmmaker Beau Larson and Lutsen 99er bike race director Adam Harju joined Bob Nov. 30 to talk about a new documentary film, "Breaking Trail," by Beau and filmmaker Carl Hansen, which looks at the history of Lutsen Mountains, biking in Cook County, and the third Lutsen 99er, coming up in June. The film premiered Dec. 1 at North House Folk School in Grand Marais.


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Salvation Army red kettles are out for holiday fundraising

The bellringers are out with their red kettles, the smaller kettles are on business counters and it’s all because of Mary Sanders.


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Weather will be up and down this week

The local weather is in for a quick change from somewhat balmy to colder. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about up and down weather.


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Cook County Go Team economic survey underway

The Cook County Go Team is looking for at least 500 county residents to help evaluate the county economy in a Community Perception Survey.


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Former state legislator Tom Berg's new book on 1970s state politics, "Minnesota's Miracle," offers lessons for today

Bob visited recently with former state legislator Tom Berg, author of "Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked," about state politics in the 1970s and how significant changes and advances were made through hard work and compromise.


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Design professor & toy lover Barry Kudrowitz talks toys, creativity, and why play matters

Ann Possis chatted Nov. 30 with Barry Kudrowitz, assistant professor of product design at the U of MN, just in time for the holiday toy season. Barry designs everything from word games to roller coasters, and he believes play is important at every age. You can see his cool inventions here.


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Lodging tax revenues for October improve

Lodging tax revenues for the tenth month of 2012 were up compared to October of last year county-wide.


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School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, December 3

There's so much going on at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary!


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 1st

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Weekend News Roundup for December 1

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. An impaired waters study from MPCA, a conversation with Rep.


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Storytelling That Brings Us Together - December 1, 2012

Story telling connects us to each other. Even if we have very different conclusions about life, if you tell me your story, I will listen.


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Youth Show November 29

This week on the show, we bring you new editions of School News, a fresh-off-the-press poem from our own youth producer Czarina Crow, we have an interview with College in the Schools Writing class stu


The Gunflint Trail finally saw some snow this week... (Photo by Mr.OutdoorGuy/Flickr)

Wildersmith November 30

Finally, the great northern express pulled through our Gunflint station, better late than never!


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