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Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Commissioner Martinson on administrators, budget and security

The county board held two meetings this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Bruce Martinson about hiring a county administrator, the first quarter budget and courthouse security.


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Dr. Seth Moore: MN Zoo moose calf mortality study

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 
 


Kathleen Atkinson

Forest Service names new regional forester

The U.S. Forest Service today has named Kathleen Atkinson as the Eastern Region’s new regional forester.


American Rivers

National river conservation group issues BWCAW warning

The non-profit American Rivers organization today called upon President Obama, Congress and Gov. Dayton to block a proposed copper nickel mine near the South Kawishiwi River by Ely.


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Mermaids do exist. Buck speaks with one on The Roadhouse

Buck chatted Apr. 5 with Linden Wolbert, who quit her full-time job a few years back to be a professional mermaid. With skills in free diving, SCUBA, and snorkeling, plus videography, it's been the perfect choice. She does everything from underwater modeling to pool parties to teaching children about ocean conservation. Check out her website here.
 


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Everything you wanted to know about the MN Twins for 2013

Buck chatted Apr. 2 with Kevin Smith, director of communications & broadcasting for the Twins, about the previous day's home opener (at 34 degrees...), the team's chances this year, and much more.


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Peter Smerud on the remarkable peregrine falcon

Cathy Quinn spoke recently with Peter Smerud, executive director of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, about the peregrine falcon. Nearly wiped out by DDT by the 1960s, there are now at least 21 nesting pairs along the North Shore. Peter shares stories about falcons, including his experiences rock-climbing to reach their nests.


General Education Development

GED test requirements to change

Changes are being made in testing for the General Education Development degree.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

Commissioners move on courthouse security

Commissioner Sue Hakes brings us up to date on measures to strengthen courthouse security. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with her on “Daybreak.”


Cook County Community Gardens

Check out this video of Cook County Community Gardens (including WTIP's!), courtesy of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.

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Dave and Amy Freeman complete their 11,600 mile North American Odyssey.

West End News: April 11

Lutsen residents Dave and Amy Freeman have completed their epic trip around the continent that they call the North American Odyssey.  Starting in Seattle three years


And it just keeps piling up

Meteorologist: snow and more snow

If you think the snow is over, think again. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde about more snow on the way.


Fred Smith brings us the latest from the Gunflint Trail (Matt Wan/Flickr)

Wildersmith April 12

Fred Smith is a native Iowan and retired high school athletic administrator now living on the upper Gunflint Trail with his wife Fran.


Lynn Sheils

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, April 15

On April 25th, prospective kindergarten students who may attend Sawtooth Elementary school next year are invited for a special open house lunch event.


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It Isn't Personal - April 13, 2013

How do we not take what others do and say personally?  And how to we operate our lives out of our best selves versus in reaction to what others do or say?


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