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Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff Falk to take early retirement

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk has decided to retire June 30 instead of waiting until his term is completed. Falk previously announced he was not seeking reelection.


Northern 2 by Mary Leikvold

Printmaking Intensive: Seeing Possiblitites

MCAD instructor and printmaker Mary Leikvold will be teaching at the Grand Marais Art Colony May 29th through June 1st.


Great Expectatiions School

School News from Great Expectations: May 8

Greta and Elsa report the latest School News. 


Photo by Linda via Flickr.

ATV Safety Instructor Chuck Silence talks about the upcoming DNR Youth ATV Safety Training Course

During the month of May, the DNR holds a Youth ATV Safety Training Course for students from the ages of 12-15.


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Field Notes: Hairy Woodpeckers, Sparrows and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain: May 7

Abbey and Izabella report the latest School News. 


Photo by Linda via Flickr.

ATV Safety Instructor Chuck Silence talks about the upcoming DNR Youth ATV Safety Training Course

During the month of May, the DNR holds a Youth ATV Safety Training Course for students from the ages of 12-15.


Spring at the Pigeon River High Falls, Grand Portage

This is what spring looks like at the Pigeon River High Falls in Grand Portage.  Many thanks to Lake Superior Magazine for sharing the video!

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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 2

The Smiths are back on the Mile O Pine after a trek south where we visited kids, grandkids and reconnected with many friends.  I was also a member of the great officiating crew for the 105th


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All about microhousing, living spaces under 100 square feet, with Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen, one of the founders of North House Folk School, has had a life-long interest in microhousing--homes smaller than 100 square feet.  He joined Buck May 2 to talk about both the philosophy and the practical aspects of tiny house construction and living, as well as lots of other interesting topics, including 'how much is enough?' Mark custom builds  small structures from his workshop in Grand Marais.


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Slinky! Gumby! Barbie! New MNHS exhibit explores toys of years past

Buck spoke May 2 with Adam Scher, senior curator at the MN Historical Society, about their new exhibit, "Toys of the '50s, '60s & '70s," opening May 24 at the MN History Center in St. Paul. You'll recognize many favorites as well as a few you haven't heard of...like the Johnny Horizon Environmental Test Kit? Many of the toys have Minnesota connections. Listen, have fun and learn a few things all at once.


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Walking may lead to more creativity than sitting--so get out there and see what happens

Dave TerSteeg spoke May 2 with Dr. Marily Oppezzo, adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and author of a study published recently by the American Psychological Association. Her research shows that when a task requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting does. Learn about how and why walking might help you generate more ideas. You can read the full study here.


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Northern flickers are flashy and they're back

They’re showy and they’re on the return. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about northern flickers.
 


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Weather: cool with showers

Week ahead looks cool and the melt will continue to be slow – which is a good thing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde.


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Weekend News Roundup for May 3

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news.


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