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The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is a non-profit local citizen's group focusing on energy issues in Cook County, MN.

Energy Plan adopted for county - public meeting Thursday 8/23

Last month, a comprehensive energy plan was approved by both the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  According to George Wilkes of the Cook County Local Energy


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Musicians Thea Ennen & Dave Peterson make WTIP debut

Buck and Bob welcomed River Falls musicians Thea Ennen and Dave Peterson to The Roadhouse Aug. 17. Thea was a finalist in the Big Top Chatauqua National Songwriter's Contest, and received a MN Music award for Best Folk Album. Dave is an accomplished bluegrass and jazz guitarist, winner of several first place awards in MN State flatpicking contests, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.


 

Lake Superior Poem

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 4:39pm

This poem was recorded for WTIP by Marcy Podas, in response to our question, "What does Lake Superior mean to you?"


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LSProject: Creative Expression

Lake Superior: Fresh. Beautiful. Inspiring. The world’s largest and cleanest freshwater lake has been described in many ways.


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It's a car! It's a plane! No, wait....it's both! Greg Herrick talks quirky, vintage airplanes

Buck spoke Aug. 17 with Greg Herrick, president of the Aviation Foundation of America, and proud owner of a rare 1954 Aerocar (yes, a car with wings), which can be yours for only $1.25 million. You can see more cool old airplanes at his museum website.


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Kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West...4,000 miles of lakes, rivers and ocean

Daniel Alvarez chatted with Bob Aug. 17 by phone from his kayak on the Big Lake near Two Harbors. Daniel is paddling from Northwest Angle to Key West, via the St. Louis and Mississippi rivers. You can follow his adventure here.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 18th

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.


 

Meaning in My Life - August 18, 2012

Do you have a clear purpose or a clean sense of what is meaningful?  Having a clear purpose in our lives allows us to move beyond the small distractions and setbacks to stay focused on


Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show August 16

This week on the Youth Show, we continued our discussion about the future of youth. On this show, we focused on college.


Dakota War (Courtesy of Minnesota History Center)

A Clash of Cultures: Understanding the Dakota War of 1862

On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota...and a war began.


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Mystery Noise: August 16

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a new feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show this summer!


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Wildersmith August 17

The third weekend of August recorded seven days of tranquil weather passing through the upper Trail.


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Friday Fish Report, August 17

The Old Fisherman is still working on his existential angst and hasn’t set butt in boat for more than a week now.


The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development takes a closer look at college graduates & the recession (lesliebyk/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews Heldrich Center on College Graduate Survey

In an effort to understand more about what college students get out of their education, this week we read a special study done by the John J.


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Points North: Backyard Vacations and Fat Farm Subsidies

Every August I have a powerful urge to head West and get lost somewhere with mountains and trout streams.


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