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Local Fish Report for Jan. 27

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, fishing is picking up.

Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell

House committee passes county attorney protections bill

A Minnesota state House committee has passed a bill that would let county attorneys carry guns on the job.

Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes

In recent years, Type E botulism has caused the deaths of thousands of birds around several areas of the lower Great Lakes.

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In recent years, Type E botulism has caused the deaths of thousands of birds around several areas of the lower Great Lakes. Check out A Perfect Storm of Circumstances, which looks at why these outbreaks have occurred and what it means for Lake Superior. Photo by George Desort.

Dessa and Chris Hoglund

Minneapolis based hip-hop artist Dessa wrapped up a nation-wide tour at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen on Jan. 14. Chris Hoglund had a chance to visit with Dessa backstage before her show.

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Mayor Carlson

Mayor Carlson talks about biomass and business retention

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson reports on two presentations made at this week’s city council meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen interviewed the mayor on the AM Community Calendar.

Gray wolf

Conflicting wolf hunt plans floated in St. Paul

Two competing plans for a Minnesota wolf hunt in the fall will be discussed at a hearing today at the state Capitol.

Bill and his daughter Clare found this freshly shed moose antler while out grooming the ski trail at Sawbill

West End News

It is certainly good news that the wolf population in Minnesota has recovered to the point where it no longer requires special federal protection.

Cook County Courthouse

Courthouse security measures taken by commissioners

Since the courthouse shooting in December, Cook County commissioners have been considering security measures for the safety of the public and courthouse staff.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) - Photo by Armin Kübelbeck

Dr. Seth Moore: Mercury in the Environment - Part II

January 25, 2012

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

Great Expectations School

Great Expectations reviews nine years as a charter school

The school board at Great Expectations held their annual retreat. Next fiscal year, the school will celebrate 10 years.

Rick Anderson

WTIP’s Third Thursday features world traveler Rick Anderson

He’s a world traveler who’s sailed on the biggest ships, sipped strong coffee in small Turkish street cafes, floated the Amazon, roamed the Holy Land, stood on the Great Wall of China&hell

Black bear

Black bear birth success -- brown fat

True hibernators and especially black bears, are giving birth this time of year. They have a special feature that helps them birth in winter.

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill introduces wolf hunt bill

A bill has been introduced calling for a wolf season to coincide with the firearms deer season -- a move Department of Natural Resources officials oppose.

Former iron mine near Eveleth, MN

Abandoned mines hold potential to capture wind energy

Minnesota’s Iron Range is pocked with ponds — abandoned open pit mines — that could help energy providers more efficiently use intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind, to

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