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Becky Rom of Ely is the national chair of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters advocate shares views against copper mining near BWCAW

Representative Rick Nolan and his stance and actions regarding copper-nickel mines in northeastern Minnesota have been generating headlines in recent weeks.

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Some Minnesota residents support copper mining near BWCAW

Community members in northeastern Minnesota have diverse opinions on the potential benefits of nonferrous metals mining.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 1:00am

Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk: Lots of work ahead on the budget, tax bill and maybe the left over bonding bill

The Legislature is in full swing. Budget, a tax bill, transportation and maybe resurrecting the bonding bill. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk.


Are annoying words your 'bete noire'? Then you'll like LSSU's 42nd annual list of banished words!

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have been busy compiling nominations and votes for their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's Engligh for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." As in years past, we checked in with John Shibley of the university's PR department to learn what really annoyed the heck out of everyone this time. You can see the whole list, as well as banished words from the past 41 years, here

Energy-efficient passive building in Isabella

Passive building techniques: What they are and why they matter

The Cook County Local Energy Project & Cook County Extension will offer a workshop on best energy construction practices Thursday, Feb. 9, in Grand Marais. Sean Meyers is an architect with CR-BPS, a firm located in Isabella that specializes in passive building techniques, and he'll be in town to present at the workshop. He spoke with Dave about passive building, energy conservation, and more. You can contact Cook County Extension at 387-3015 to register. 

The Pines play at Papa Charlie's. Members are Alex Ramsey (far left), Benson Ramsey (middle right) and David Huckfelt (far right

The Pines talk new EP, recent projects on the Scenic Route

The Pines are a Minneapolis-based trio who grew up in Iowa, creating a unique kind of folk music that mixes acoustic and electric guitars with etherial tones and wispy vocals.


Collaborative effort seeks stories for Ham Lake Fire 10 year anniversary project

When the Ham Lake wildfire roared through the area in spring 2007, the fire consumed more than 75,000 acres of forest and nearly 100 buildings.

WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from January 23 to January 29. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

Nature program

Caribou Highlands in Lutsen
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kids listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for February 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Grass carp in the Great lakes, protestors outside Rep.

North Woods Naturalist: Winter to date

For a while the weather was up and down, cold to snowy to unseasonably warm. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about January weather.

Witch Head Nebula

Northern Sky: February 4 - 17

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

The Super Bowl begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5

Super Bowl plans discussed in downtown Grand Marais

Sunday, Feb. 5 is the Super Bowl, which is a big deal for some people and means almost nothing to others.

Cleveland Cliffs burglary suspect found guilty

One of the people involved in a break-in and theft at Cliffs Mining in Schroeder in March 2016 has been found guilty in Cook County court.

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