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Water quality mangement changes discussed

Water quality is important to everyone in Cook County and keeping our lakes and streams in  excellent condition is an on-going job.

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Gordon Thorne stops by The Roadhouse

Buck & Bob welcomed bluesman and finger-picker extraordinaire Gordon Thorne back to Studio A Oct. 19. Listen in for chat, laughter, and some really great train songs.


The Emergency Bra: Besides looking good, it could save your life.

Buck spoke Oct. 19 with Dr. Elena Bodnar, founder and President of the Trauma Risk Management Research Institute in Chicago, about her invention, the Emergency Bra, which can be converted into two face masks without removing any clothing. Dr. Bodnar's experience as a young doctor with Chernobyl victims led her to create the EB, which won the 2009 IgNobel Award in Public Health. The Ig Nobels honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think.

A shot of the girls waiting by the coop

Magnetic North: Migration Station

Welcome back to Magnetic North, migration central for the past month. Despite the hard freeze, gaggles of Canada geese devoured our lawn. Day after day. Frost after frost.

Minnesota Power

Silver Bay man remains hospitalized after Tac Harbor explosion

A 41-year-old Silver Bay man remains hospitalized at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth after being injured in an explosion Monday morning at Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power plant.


Preliminary numbers show 45 moose killed in northeastern Minnesota hunt

VIRGINIA (AP)  — Preliminary figures show hunters registered 45 bull moose during Northeastern Minnesota's 2012 moose season.

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Minnesota Power identifies Tac Harbor employee injured in explosion

Minnesota Power has identified the the employee injured in Monday morning’s Taconite Harbor Energy Center plant accident as Joe Fredrickson.


"Minnesota Railroads" provides photographic history of rail transport over past 70 years

Bob visited Oct. 19 with Steve Glischinski, author of "Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012," from the U of MN Press. They chatted about about rail service in Minnesota then and now, the future of rail transport, and the restoration of the historic St. Paul Depot to once again serve as a transportation hub. Steve is a correspondent for Trains Magazine; this is his sixth book about railroading.

Jupiter (bright object at top of photo), Venus and The Moon (Dave Schumaker/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Jupiter, opposition and more in October

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

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 13th

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 October 20

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

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