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Weekend News Roundup for November 30

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. Cook County IT director named to head new state broadband agency. Enbridge finds new pipeline partner.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: November 30th

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.


Jessa Frost, para-skating on Deeryard Lake in Lutsen

West End News: November 28

There is a lot to be thankful for in the West End these days.
 


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Polar explorer Paul Schurke follows in the steps of Shackleton

Buck spoke with polar adventurer & Ely business owner Paul Schurke about his 2012 expedition to retrace Ernest Shackleton's amazing adventure across South Georgia (Antarctica). In addition to his other talents, Paul is an excellent storyteller, and this piece includes his recounting of the famed Shackleton expedition, in which he eventually brought his entire crew home safely.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Good news from the Y, new long-term housing, and more discussed at County Board meeting

Cook County’s Danna MacKenzie moves on to a new state position, good news from the YMCA, and new long-term residential housing were discussed at this week’s County Board meeting.


The MN DNR's Jeff Lightfoot joined us to talk about this year's deer hunt (Paco Lyptic/Flickr)

Deer harvest numbers down this year in northeastern Minnesota

The 2013 deer harvest in northeastern Minnesota declined from last year.


Heid's book "Original Local"

Anishinaabe Way: Writer and poet Heid Erdrich

Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe writer and poet Heid Erdrich has just completed a recipe book and memoir titled "Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest" (Mi


Cook County Community YMCA

Location

105 West 5th Street PO Box 101
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States
Phone: 
218-722-4745, ext 183

Cook County Chamber of Commerce

ccchamber@boreal.org

Location

PO Box 805
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States
Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos explains the various of phone and internet scams that are common today (Hendrick Hansen/Flickr)

Phone & online scams - what's out there and how to avoid them

Phone and online scams have become more common in recent years.


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Never fear! The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is here!

It's the time of year when we check in with the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. Home economist Alice Coffey joined Dick Nov. 22 to talk all things turkey. And as Alice says, people do incredibly unusual things with their turkeys. You can reach Butterball at 1 800 288 8372 (1 800 BUTTERBALL) or at their website.


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"Fifty Lakes One Island," a gorgeous personal exploration of Isle Royale

Chicago filmmaker George Desort spend a total of 80 nights on Isle Royale NP in 2011, traveling solo with his camera equipment, food & gear in his kayak. Dick spoke with George Nov. 22 about his adventure and the resulting film, "Fifty Lakes One Island,"  which was shown at North House Folk School that weekend. To see a special video clip just for WTIP listeners, click on the link above, then click on the logo in the upper left corner of the home page. Enter the word cookies when you get the password box.


"The only real outdoor work going on around here is continued winter planning by the red squirrels..." (Robert Engberg/Flickr)

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: November 22

Life in the north woods continues to fly by. Here we are rounding the last curve of November with the final segment of year 2013 and the holiday season barreling down on us once again.


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