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The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe

Author Will Schwalbe on his latest book, reading with loved ones, dealing with grief and more

Will Schwalbe has been editor-in-chief at Hyperion Books and has written for many national publications. His best seller, The End of Your Life Book Club, is a memoir of reading with his mother during the last two years of her life after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He's the founder of cookstr.com, a website with recipes from many of the world's best chefs. He spoke with Buck Benson on the Feb. 1 edition of The Roadhouse about his latest book, reading with loved ones, dealing with grief and more.


Psychology professors Ruth Ann & Paul Atchley talk about a link between nature & creativity (Chantal Forster/Flickr)

Need a creative boost? Hit the trail, say psychology professors Ruth Ann & Paul Atchley

University of Kansas psychology professors Ruth Ann and Paul Atchley recently completed a study showing that four days out in the wild, without cell phones or other technology, nurtures hikers’ creativity. The Atchleys joined host Ann Possis on the Feb. 1 edition of The Roadhouse to explain more.

Read more about the study Ruth Ann & Paul conducted, along with University of Utah professor David L. Strayer.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Warmer weather and a bit more snow lies ahead

We may have turned the cold weather corner! WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about less cold and more snow heading into February.


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Moments in Time: Adolph Ojard of Knife River

Adolph Ojard grew up in Knife River, Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  He's the grandson of two Norwegian fishing families, the Ojards and the Torgersons.  


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School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, February 4

Sawtooth 2nd graders have been learning about the past. In this edition of School News, second grade teacher K.B. O’Neil tells us more about it.


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Nopolas lead Silver Bay to girls basketball win

 Alicia Nopola and Brandi Nopola each scored more than 20 points to lead the Silver Bay Mariner girls to a 74-30 win over the Fond du Lac Ojibwe on Monday night.
 


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Ely wins CC Invitational; CC/SB boys win Denfeld Invitational, girls second

 The Ely Timberwolves took both the boys and girls team titles in the Cook County Invitational Saturday at Pincushion Trails system in Grand Marais.
 


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Kieran Scannell nominated for national Presidential Scholars Program

Kieran Scannell of Grand Marais, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2013 U.S.


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Lonnie Dupre talks about coming off the mountain

Lonnie Dupre is back in Talkeetna Alaska after a third attempt to summit Denali  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Lonnie Monday 4:30am Alaska time.


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Dupre airlifted off Denali

Cook County Arctic adventurer Lonnie Dupre has been airlifted off Denali and is back in Talkeetna, Alaska.


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Duluth News Tribune reports barrels pulled from Lake Superior contain active explosives

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says it found still-active explosives in barrels of military waste retrieved this summer from Lake Superior.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: February 2nd

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 February 2

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


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Local Music Project: Amanda Hand and her Music Together Class

Each week a group of parents and their kids head to the Grand Marais Art Colony to participate in the Music Together class offered by local teacher, singer and musician Amanda Hand.  In this edit


Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Nordic Ski Team members (will_cyclist/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Nordic Ski Team members

Cook County High School Nordic Ski Team skiers (and Youth Radio Project members) Mara MacDonell and Audrey Summers joined the Youth Radio Project in studio this week to talk about skiing and their upc


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