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Amy Shaw on community engagement by public media, and why it matters

Amy Shaw, senior VP at Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis, visited Grand Marais recently. Bob spoke with her July 27 about what community engagement is, and why it's essential for public radio and TV to keep community engagement at the center of all they do.


Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues for June rebound

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


Sheriff Mark Falk

Water rescues highlight month's law enforcement work

River rescues, a Dragon Boat capsizes and we’re into Fisherman’s Picnic.


American toad after tadpole stage

Little toads are on parade this summer

One of the small wonders of our north shore woods are little creatures on parade.  Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about the transformatio


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Pond scum found in warming waters of Lake Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — State park officials have found pond scum on the waters of Lake Superior, a discovery that might be linked to warmer water temperatures.


Amy Marie Schmidt

Whooping cough is on the rise in the state, but so far not locally

So far, so good.   There’s no reported cases of whooping cough in the county....yet.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clinic nurse Amy Marie Schmidt about p


Carol Christenson

Warm but a little wet this week

The week ahead looks on and off rainy. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about weather for the Picnic.


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Surveillance by unmanned aircraft...is our privacy at stake?

Buck spoke July 27 with Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the MN chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which recently released a report on the growing domestic use of unmanned aircraft for surveillance. They discussed how this increasing use of drones to watch and collect information on American citizens could affect our privacy and liberties.


Election 2012

WTIP’s County Commissioner Primary Candidate Forum

Welcome to WTIP’s County Commissioner Primary Candidate Forum. On Thursday, July 26 we heard from candidates seeking the Commissioner District 4 seat. 


Dragon Boat Festival Parade

The pre-awakening of the Dragon Parade in Down Town Grand Marais, July 27, 2012.

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District Ranger Dennis Neitzke speaking during the Ham Lake Fire

Changes coming at Gunflint Ranger District

There’s about to be a change at the top at the Gunflint Ranger Station. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District Ranger Dennis Neitzke.


A full moon over Lake Superior

Northern Sky: A Real Smorgasbord of Splendors

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


Early radio scene

Weekend News Roundup for July 28

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


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

Youth Show July 26

This week on the Youth Show, our theme was "Youth & Technology." Are today's teens too plugged in? Do we spend too much time on social networks, the internet, our cell phones?


Swallowtails find a shady patch of ground and vibrate in the sheer joy of being

Magnetic North: Flutterbys Are Us

Welcome back to Magnetic North where the air is filled with winged things, and not the kind with feathers!


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