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Josh Lindstrom pouring beans into coffee roaster.

Behind the Work: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee

Fika Coffee is a small, independent artisanal coffee roasting business in Grand Marais, Minnesota.


Amy Marie Schmidt

Local Music Project: Amy Marie Schmidt

Amy Marie Schmidt lives in Hovland with her husband and young daughter. She moved to the North Shore from Iowa about 6 years ago.


Wolf in the wild

Duluth News-Tribune writer Sam Cook looks back at the year in the outdoors

Buck visited Dec. 28 with Sam Cook, longtime writer for the Duluth News-Tribune, about significant events and developments in the outdoors world in 2012. They covered the new wolf hunt, the resurgence of extraction in our economy, the future of the outdoors in the techno age, and much more.


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"The Wrong Omar" makes Roadhouse music debut

Bob & Buck welcomed Minneapolis musician "The Wrong Omar" (Joey Shaheen) to Studio A Dec. 21 for his WTIP/Roadhouse debut. His songs are original, quirky, and fun.


Orion Nebula (Alex Gorstan/Flickr)

Northern Sky: New Year, New Astronomical Milestones

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


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Lodging tax revenues for November improve

Lodging tax revenues for the eleventh month of 2012 were up compared to November of last year county-wide.


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North American Odyssey continues down east coast

Dave and Amy Freeman of Cook County are kayaking the inland waterway off the east coast as they head into the final stages of their North American Odyssey.


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Burls are more than "bumps on a log"

They’re a familiar sight in our north woods, but are they injuries? Do they harm the trees? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about burls.


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Cooler but normal weather this week

Looks like a chilly News Years with a chance of snow, then a warm-up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about holiday weather.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 29

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.


Lonnie Dupre returns to Denali

Weekend News Roundup for December 29

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


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Setting Intentions - December 29, 2012

Instead of New Year's Resolutions, try setting intentions to focus your attention on what matters most. Create the intention as a question and then learn how to live into it.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: December 22nd

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.


Laura and her pet moose (Cook County Historical Society)

History Speaks: Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman

Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman was a true pioneer; a woman in the wilderness. Hard and exhausting as life was for early settlers in Hovland, Minnesota, Laura thrived.


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