Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.
The Mist of Avalon is a Toronto based schooner that's been making its way down the north shore of Lake Superior.
Some local fishermen have voiced concern recently regarding the DNR’s gill net surveys used annually on area lakes.
Musician Jim McGowan brought his guitar to Studio A last week for delightful music and fun chatter. You can often hear him at Cascade Lodge Pub in Lutsen.
A public hearing was held Monday, August 15 at the Cook County Courthouse regarding a proposed sales tax increase.
Four young women set out from Seagull Lake May 29 to canoe to Hudson Bay. Called Journey 4 Renewal, the trip was a fundraiser for Wilderness Canoe Base. Two of the paddlers, Tessa Larson and Steph Branchaud, joined Dave to share stories about the trip and its joys and challenges. You can learn more here.
Population growth won't be the only reason for increased food demand in the years ahead--the changing diets of the world's growing middle class, from plant- to animal-based, will play a significant role. Dick talked with Dr. Jamie Gerber, co-director of the U of MN Institute on the Environment's Global Landscapes Initiative, to learn about it. You can read much more on their environment reports website. Jamie also suggests the Better Buying Lab to help make more sustainable food choices.
The Rendezvous Days at Grand Portage National Monument over the weekend was a huge success.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on August 8th the 74 school districts and charter schools that will receive state funding for preschool this year. Among the schools on the list was ISD 166.
The sun returns for a couple of days, then more rain.
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County schools will receive money for pre-Kindergarten classes.
A cabin on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake was once owned by a notorious Minnesota mobster and bootlegger.
As autumn rounds the bend, the “magnetic north” continues its attraction. Wilderness enthusiasts see their time in this spectacular place dwindling.