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"...I lay the perfect fire. One that burns true and fast, reducing several big logs and burning them down..." (mtsofan/Flickr)

Magnetic North: Playing With Fire

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where just a hint of wood smoke flavors the air. Air so delicious that I don’t so much breathe it as gulp it down. Icy. Sweet.


Short tailed shrew

Voracious eaters: short tailed shrews

They’re small, fast and can be a big help to gardeners. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about short tailed shrews.


A card with plant materials

Artist Open House features card artist Susan Wolff

Susan Wolff works with paper in a very special way. She hand crafts cards that are elegant and simple.


Veronica shares her experience with planning her health care directive (Michael Krigsman/Flickr)

Creating a Health Care Directive: A Personal Story

Do you have an advance directive in place? Maybe yours is called a health care directive, or a living will.


Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center

Hospital board discusses care center and future plans

The hospital board met last week in special session. They’ve decided to look ahead to changes in their facility and program improvements.


Cook County Ridge Riders Drag Races on Devils Track Lake - January 19, 2013.  Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races

The Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club hosted an afternoon of drag racing on Devils Track Lake Saturday afternoon.  Cathy Quinn was on the ice to talk with organizers and racers about the e


"Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive" on WTIP's First Thursday Community Conversation (Ralf/Flickr)

Next First Thursday Community Conversation: "Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive"

There are two things hospitals ask when you’re being admitted – the first is about your insurance, the second is whether you have a health care directive.
 


Kari O'Brien and Lorelei Livingston

School News from Sawtooth Elementary, January 21

Kari O’Brien, a student teacher assigned to Lorelei Livingston’s 3rd grade class, has just begun her experience at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary.  In this week's edition of Sawtoot


Lonnie Dupre returns to Denali

Dupre plans to reach 14,000 feet on Monday

Sunday night's report from Grand Marais explorer Lonnie Dupre says he had 18 hours of sleep that was only briefly interrupted by two feet of snow that accumulated overnight and h


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Vikings' boys, girls lose games; Storm loses one

The Cook County Vikings had a rough weekend, dropping boys' and girls' games to Ely and Moose Lake-Willow River.


Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races

The Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club hosted a series of drag races on Devils Track Lake on Saturday, January 19, 2013.  Stephan Hoglund shot this sweet video of Tony Everson taking off fr

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Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races

The Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club hosted a series of drag races on Devils Track Lake on Saturday, January 19, 2013.  Stephan Hoglund shot this sweet video of a rider taking off from th

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Roughed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: January 19th

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.


Early listening

Weekend News Roundup for January 19

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


Lonnie Dupre

Dupre ferrying supplies to new camp on Denali

In the latest report from Friday night, Grand Marais explorer Lonnie Dupre was fed and bedded down in his “luxurious” snow cave at 11, 200  Feet.


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