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West End News: June 14

This is the time of year when turtles appear all over the back roads in the West End.


Jodi Yuhasey

Domestic violence can increase in tough economic times

Domestic violence is prone to increase during tough economic times. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Violence Prevention Center director Jodi Yuhasey about domestic violence in Cook County.


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NRDC report: Poisoning the Great Lakes

Poisoning the Great Lakes: 25 Coal-fired Power Plants Responsible for Half the Region's Mercury Pollution


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Projections boosted for copper mine near Ely

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it's sitting on.


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Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank roll in to Studio A

Buck Benson and Karen Blackburn welcomed roots/folk duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (Ian Alexy and Teague Alexy) for some great guitar and harmonica stylings.


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Garden Fresh Farms grows herbs, lettuce, rainbow trout and more...inside a suburban St. Paul warehouse

Buck chatted June 8 with Dave Roeser, owner of Garden Fresh Farms, about this innovative farm that uses aquaponics in an urban warehouse setting to produce food in a sustainable manner year-round. Dave and his wife D.J. started the farm in 2010, which was named Ramsey County Family Farm of the Year for 2012. 


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Expect near normal precipitation and temperatures overall this summer

Sunday night’s thunderstorms didn’t dump heavy rains or big winds on Cook County as they did elsewhere. However, they ushered in a cool front after a hot Sunday.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - June 9th

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.


 

Conversations & Compassion - June 9, 2012

How do we bring compassion to our conversations?


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LSProject: "A Huge Sink for Heat"

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing.


"...the yard at Wildersmith is alive with the bluest blanket of forget-me-nots that have ever presented themselves..."

Wildersmith June 8

The faucet has been turned off by Mother Nature for several days. We are drying out along the Trail.


Graham Rowe enjoyed a couple of days of fishing for brook trout and walleyes near Grand Marais (Shawn Perich)

Points North: Online Hookup Nets a Fishing Friend

Last weekend, I went fishing with a guy I met on the Internet. Let me explain, because it’s not what you may think.


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Mara MacDonell on her 50-day Arctic Circle canoe adventure

Mara MacDonald has been attending YMCA Camp Menogyn for the last five years.


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Cailan Carpenter on moving to Cook County during high school

Cailan Carpenter is Cook County High School Student. She recently moved to Cook County from Holden Village, Washington.


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Youth Radio Project: Looking Back (A Year in Radio)

Why spend an entire summer writing audio commentaries and interviewing strangers?


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