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Log Truck loading birch sawlogs (Eli Sagor/Flickr)

DNR accepting comments for timber sales in 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on possible timber sales in the State and in our area. Rhonda Silence finds out more in this interview. 

Dr. Seth Moore

Dr. Seth Moore: Engaging tribal youth in an environmental career path

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

WTIP's community garden gets a raised-bed pallet garden!

Check out this video of the construction of a raised-bed pallet garden at WTIP's Community Garden on June 6, 2017. 

Robert Deschampe is the county's new commissioner

An interview with new Commissioner Robert Deschampe

Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers has announced the results of the special election for Cook County Commissioner District 1.

Jeremy Messersmith plays in Studio A

Jeremy Messersmith is "Overly Optimistic" on the Scenic Route

Jeremy Messersmith has been writing clever and meaningful songs in the Twin Cities for over a decade.


North Woods Naturalist: The ovenbird

There’s a small, camouflaged warbler with one very familiar song and a second song that few people recognize.

Chik Wauk Nature Center on the Gunflint has been keeping an eye out for young loons

Loons at Chik Wauk Nature Center caring for one hatchling

As reported by our Gunflint Trail correspondent Fred Smith, of Wildersmith on the Gunflint fame, there was some concern about the loons that had nested on the pond at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Cente

Judy Erickson

Chamber report card from the Legislature is "pretty good" over all

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce had a number of priorities to be considered by the Legislature this session. The report card was pretty good, but not perfect.

Birch Grove history buffs - Sophia, Kalina and Arlo

Birch Grove students share West End history

At a recent meeting of the Birch Grove Community School’s board of directors, several students shared a historical perspective of the West End of the county.

Michael Monroe in Studio A

Michael Monroe stops by for acoustic set

Local favorite Michael Monroe joined CJ and Dave recently for an all-acoustic set. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his schedule here.

courtesy MPR

Paul Huttner, MPR's chief meteorologist, talks climate change and more

MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner was in town to speak at North House, and stopped by our studios to chat with CJ. Hear what he has to say about climate change, Minnesota's shifting weather, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, and more. You can read his Updraft blog here.

Earthrise, NASA

Biodiversity valuable in many ways to humans and the planet

Researchers at the U of MN's College of Biological Science say we're on the brink of mass extinction, due to habitat destruction, overhunting, the introduction of nonnative species, and more. Forest Isbell, lead author of a study published in the scientific journal "Nature," joined Dave to explain the ways biodiversity benefits us, and why it's so important for humans and the whole planet.

Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund sums up the end of the legislative session

Though the 2017 Legislature has ended it may not be over until it's over.

County Road 7 in Cook County.jpg

Highway engineer gives update on 2017 road projects

Construction on Cook County Road 7 started in early June, as did work on a number of other local roadway and infrastructure projects.

Department of Homeland Security Officials Craig Kalar and Matthew Curran discuss the day's operations

Local Homeland Security officials discuss traveling border lakes

Most visitors who enter Cook County from Canada arrive through the Grand Portage Port of Entry.

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