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Common loons

Hundreds of water birds die in U.P.

GULLIVER, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say they’ve found the bodies of about 700 water birds along a stretch of northern Lake Michigan shoreline in the Upper Peninsula.

Deer (Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr)

Magnetic North: Shore lunch observed

Welcome back to Magnetic North, a veritable smorgasbord for the birds and beasts of the field. At least the ones who hang out along the ribbon of highway hugging Lake Superior. 


Dave & Amy Freeman of Wilderness Classroom report on their adventure from New Jersey & Hurricane Sandy

Buck spoke by phone Nov. 2 with Dave & Amy Freeman of Wilderness Classroom. They're on a 2 1/2-year, 11,000+ mile journey by dogsled, canoe and kayak, and just happened to be in New Jersey as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast.

The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Climate Change and the Future

There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior.

Shovel smart

Winter Hazard Awareness: Moving snow around

In the second of our Winter Hazard Awareness Week interviews,  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with public health nurse Joni Kristenson about moving snow around.

Cabin owners need to take extra septic precautions

Winter Hazard Awareness: Septic system precautions

As a part of Winter Hazard Awareness Week, we continue speaking with people in the county responsible for helping you keep abreast of winter safety.

Moon, Venus & Jupiter (Frankzed/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Opposites in November

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

Winter Survival Kit

This is Winter Hazard Awarness Week

This is Winter Hazard Awareness Week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Emergency Managers Jim Wiinanen and Mike Keyport.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Weather forecast: a little snow on the way

Snow is in the forecast, at least a little of it, but it’ll melt later. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about a mixed weather week.

Gray wolves

Minn. hunters kill 50 wolves on 1st day

Fifty wolves were killed in the opening weekend of Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt.

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo Lagopus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - November 3

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.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for November 3

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Cook County Schools

School News from Cook County Middle School, November 2

Through the cooperation of Cook County Schools and Grand Portage Education, Cook County Middle School is now offering Ojibwe language classes to all 8th grade students.  In this editio

Pine Marten (travelling.steve/Flickr)

Wildersmith November 2

“Biboon” (winter) is official in these parts, as defined by my Wildersmith criteria.

The plains... (Andrew Filer/Flickr)

Points North: Times change, but Freedom is where you find it

We stopped at Smokey’s Place for dinner two nights in a row because we were in the vicinity, even though we drove nearly 20 miles to get there.

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