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Weekend News Roundup for July 9

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

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Video Games Will Save the World?

Everyone knows how the Olympic Games can unite the world, but what about video games?  Sterling Anderson of the Youth Radio Project believes the planet could be saved if we all just played. 

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Sheriff: Busy Month, Busy Fourth of July

Calls to the Cook County Sheriff's office are running ahead of the average. Sheriff Mark Falk says it was a busy Fourth of July and the past month was also active.


Local singer Yvonne Mills brings her gorgeous voice to Studio A

Local singer Yvonne Mills chatted with Bob and Buck June 24, and sang in advance of her first headline appearance the following evening at What's Upstairs at Betsy Bowen's Studio in Grand Marais.

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Grand Marais Rec Park fills as state parks stay shuttered

The Grand Marais Recreation Park is usually a busy place in summer.-- this month even more than ever. The reason is the government shutdown that has closed all of Minnesota’s state parks.

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Work begins on CSAH 8

The Cook County Highway Department announced this morning that reconstruction on the section of County State Aid Hwy 8 from one half-mile south of CSAH 18 to the Airport Road began today.


Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel recounts 800-mile kayaking adventure through the Great Lakes

Bryan Hansel, photographer, writer, and sea kayaking instructor, recently completed an 800-mile kayak journey from Port Huron, Mich. to Grand Marais. He stopped in July 1 to talk with Bob about the challenges and the fun he found during his 45-day trip. Photo courtesy

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WTIP's Community Garden Thriving in its Third Season

WTIP's community garden is in the midst of its third growing season, with a total of eight community members tending plots this year.  The season was officially kicked off in mid-June as rain bar

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NuVal food labeling system makes choosing healthy foods simpler and easier

Do you ever find food nutrition labels confusing? Dr. David Katz of the Yale Prevention Research Center did. He led a team of recognized medical and nutrition experts to develop an independent, simplified nutritional scoring system as a vehicle to improve public health. It's called NuVal, and he spoke with Buck July 1 about the system and how it helps people make better food choices.

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Learn about the ancient art of tracking in the wilderness with Joe Paulik

Hovland resident Joe Paulik stopped by June 24 to talk with Buck about his passion, the nearly-lost arts of tracking and survival in the wilderness. Some key skills are patience, concentration, and acute awareness of one's surroundings.


Fascinating read on the unsolved disappearance of small-town Iowa anchorperson Jodi Huisentruit

Remember the 1995 disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, anchorperson for a local TV station in Mason City, Iowa? Author, speaker, and trainer Beth Bednar recently researched and wrote a compelling story about this still-unsolved mystery, "Dead Air." Bob Carter spoke with Beth June 24.

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