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Canadian boreal wildfire

Smell smoke? It’s Ontario!

If you’re smelling smoke in Cook County this week, it’s blowing down from huge wildfires burning to the north.

Tom Christiansen at the Grand Marais Arts Festival

Sculptor Tom Christiansen featured on "Artist Open House"

Artist Open House is a feature series about local visual artists, the art they do and why they do it. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this profile of Lutsen sculptor Tom Christiansen.

Rep. C hip Cravaack

Cravaack intensifies re-election bid while moving family east

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack says he’s being pressured into starting his re-election campaign earlier than he’d expected.

Gov. Karl Rolvaag

Pastor Kris Garey talks about her governor father

Kristin Garey is pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland. Her father was the 31st governor of Minnesota, Karl Rolvaag and her grandfather was a famous Norwegian immigrant novelist.

Bump and Barbara Jean on WTIP

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Laetiporus Cincinnatus (Chicken of the Woods)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - July 16th

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 July 16

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

Salt Lake City and the Watsatch range

Points North: In Utah, Finding Wilderness on the Edge of Town

Utah's Watsatch Range is known as a skiing mecca, where a winter's accumulation of snow may measure 500 inches or more.

Gunflint Trail - photo courtesy

Lima Green Project field trip Monday

The Forest Service is currently accepting public comments on a proposal for forest vegetation management in the mid Gunflint Trail area.  The Lima Green Project area encompasses nearly 49,000 acr

Gordon Thorne live on WTIP


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Youth Radio Project Sophmore Owen Hoglund


Do your children hang out with kids older than they are? This common occurrence often concerns parents. But what if kids are just trying to find friends with common interests?

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It's All Up Hill From Here

While biking may be a quintessential summer activity, for Youth Radio Project Junior Shawn Neuwirth it is a nightmare.

MayorLarry Carlson

State shutdown could impact Fishermen's Picnic

The state government shutdown is hitting close to home. Fishermen’s Picnic is just around the corner.

Fishing is a favorite summer pastime at Sawbill Outfitters

West End News: July 14

I had the good luck last week to be invited to help out with the entertainment for the first annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival at Caribou Highlands at Lutsen Mountains.

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