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Is the Earth really running out of water? A better way to measure water scarcity

We've all heard the Earth is running out of water... but how is that measured? Is there a better way to gauge water scarcity? Dr. Kate Brauman thinks so. She's lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the Institute on the Environment at the U of MN. She talked with Dick about her ideas on more accurate and useful ways to determine water scarcity.

Six Cook County cyclists are traveling across Central and Eastern Europe

Cook County cyclists head to Prague for six-week adventure

Six Cook County residents flew out of Thunder Bay on Sept. 1 heading to Prague for a bicycle adventure of a lifetime.

Beth Hillenbrand (left), Janice Yee and Nicole Wozniak relax at Caribou Lake. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trio from Chicago discover the joys of paddling the Boundary Waters

Labor Day Weekend and at least the two months that preceded it are the peaks of recreation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Northern Sky: September 3-16

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

NHFS instructor Tom Healy (left)

North House and GTHS team up to build new Chik Wauk boathouse

Two Cook County organizations dedicated to preserving tradition, the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and North House Folk School, joined forces to construct a new boathouse building for Ch

A sign welcomes visitors to downtown Grand Marais, Michigan. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Which Grand Marais am I in..?

Although WTIP broadcasts from Grand Marais and covers the North shore of Minnesota, there is another Grand Marais found on the shores of Lake Superior.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 2

As the northland celebrates the coming of September, yours truly heads off into year fifteen of my weekly commentary on life along the Gunflint Trail.

A Year in the Wilderness: September 2 - Rice and swans

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.

Superior National Forest Update: September 2

Hi.  This is Steve Robertsen, Superior National Forest interpretation and education specialist, with this week’s National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel an

An old, tattered building contains some of the highway department's materials. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer talks sales tax, facilities and road projects

The Cook County Highway Department and the County Board continue to discuss the possibility of a sales-tax increase that would generate funds for the highway department.

Labor Day

Most of the Labor Day Weekend looks like nice weather

The weekend looks like nice late summer weather with a little rain coming in late Sunday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson about the

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Yes, the Mayor is running for re-election

The City of Grand Marais Council spent Wednesday “taking care of business.” And, yes, the Mayor is running for re-election.

Former Cook County Sheriff, John Lyght

West End News: September 1

I was surprised to hear that Tom Spence, from Schroeder, has resigned as the West End representative to the board of directors of North Shore Health, also known until recently, as North Shore Hospital

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