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A class full of school children at the Birchwood School in Mineral Center/photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

Moments In Time: Growing up in Mineral Center

Although not much is left of the town of Mineral Center these days, it was once a bustling settler village full of homesteaders, many of whom came from Wisconsin in search of a better life.

A pink flower for breast cancer awareness, photo by Barbara Jean Johnson

Magnetic North: Vicki's experience with breast cancer

In 2006 Vicki was diagnosed with breast cancer. This October she passed a major mile stone for any survivor—five years cancer free.

Stand of birch

North Shore Naturalist -- the bountiful birch tree

The paper birch is an iconic symbol of the north shore and north woods. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about the versatile birch tree.

Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for September were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Dr. Seth Moore working with radio-collared moose.

Dr. Seth Moore: Moose & Wolf Studies at Grand Portage

October 26, 2011

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


Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa on his new memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway"

 Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Paul Metsa to Studio A Oct. 28. His memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway," was just published by the U of MN Press.

Go Vikes!

Volleyball Vikings advance, football team ends season

The Cook County Vikings volleyball team is set for a showdown at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening with Cherry in the semi-final round of the Class 7-A playoffs at Duluth Denfeld.

White tail doe

Minnesota firearms deer season opens Saturday

Minnesota's firearms deer season opens Saturday, and wildlife managers say it should be a good one.

Linden Looper Moth

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 29th

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 Oct. 29

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

Feeling under pressure to get all those projects buttoned up before the snow flies? Tis' the season! Photo by wwarby on flickr

Gunflint Notebook: Pressure

This time of year is a season of preparation. It's a race against the clock, the clock of seasonal change. It happens quick.

Brook trout

Local Fish Report for Oct. 28

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, the fishing has slowed to a crawl.

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I-35 set to open today

Keep your fingers crossed for dry weather this morning.

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