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West End News: March 14

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since I did my happy dance upon hearing WTIP’s broadcast signal for the first time.  At that point, I was just glad to receive repeats of KUMD

Pine Tree by MichaelPloujnikov on Wikimedia

Free tree seedlings offered

Hedstrom Lumber Company is once again offering to give away free tree seedlings.

Blacksmith shop

County Board signs off on blacksmith preservation effort

At the latest Cook County board meeting, commissioners supported the Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop preservation effort, discussed courthouse security equipment, staffing and costs, and much more.

Hoar frost

Hoar frost; the feathery ice that covers everything

This has been a particularly notable winter for hoar frost. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Anderson about these feathery phenomena.

Protesters outside Cook County Courthouse

Petitions and protests continue over county attorney

It's been three months since Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell became the subject of a restraining order.

Care giver support

Support for family caregivers starts next week

A support group for family member caregivers is starting up in Grand Marais. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with group facilitator Vicki Biggs Anderson.


Mary Bue & Kyle Maclean play The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth musicians Mary Bue (keyboard) and Kyle Maclean (guitar) to Studio A Mar. 8. They played and sang their original music, before appearing later that evening at Cascade Lodge & Pub.


Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre on his third attempt at Denali & his recently published memoir, "Life on Ice"

Buck chatted Mar. 8 with  explorer Lonnie Dupre, recently back from his third unsuccessful attempt to summit Denali solo in January. Lonnie talks about what went wrong, what he might do differently on a fourth try, and more. His memoir, "Life on Ice," is up for a MN Book Award and a NE Minnesota Book Award.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Just about average weather for mid-March

There’s still some snow in the forecast and the temps will remain mild. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christianson about weather par for the course in March.


Historian & author Prof. Elaine Tyler May on International Women's Day

Ann Possis spoke with Prof. Elaine Tyler May of the U of Minn. on International Women's Day, Mar. 8. Prof. May is a historian whose work focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, domestic culture and politics. She reflected on what has been accomplished by and on behalf of women, as well as what still needs to be done to bring women into full equality with men.

Comet PanSTARRS (Luis Argerich/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Jupiter, Saturn & Comet PanSTARRS

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

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, March 11

This week in Sawtooth Elementary School News, Youth Radio Producers Sterling Anderson and Mara MacDonell visited 3rd grade teacher Lorelei Livingston to learn more about her class’ Oj

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: March 9th

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.

Doggone good radio

Weekend News Roundup for February 9

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

9-4-12 Storm

How to Tame the Inner Critic - March 9, 2013

We can learn to quiet our inner critic.  Dr Jill Bolte Taylor calls this "response-ability".

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