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Phyllis Sherman, a volunteer for the DNR’s Loon-Watch program

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Minnesota antique skis and a slide show

​Ski historian Greg Fangel
Schroeder Town Hall
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:00pm


North Woods Naturalist: The ovenbird

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

Lorna Landvick at a writer’s salon

​Drury Lane Books
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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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.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 3

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Kirk Lee Bigby pleads guilty. A woman from Ghana dies in attempt to flee across the border.

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North Shore students in college news

WTIP Community Radio is pleased to share school of local students from elementary school to graduation.

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