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North Woods Naturalist: A look back

The New Year is a good time to reflect back on the previous 12 months. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson birds and trees at the end of the year.

Frank Moe with one of his many dogs

Frank Moe provides dogs for Freeman's winter in wilderness

Dave and Amy Freeman are transitioning to ice travel during their year in the wilderness.

Ed Walimaa helping clear the Banadad Trail by hand

County seeks state aid to assist with recreational trail cleanup

Cook County Commissioners agreed to reach out to the Capitol and State Legislature to see if funding can be provided to help remove heavy snow and fallen or sagging trees on the vast network of recrea

A Year in the Wilderness: January 1 - Freeze-up, finally

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 travelling the BWCAW.

Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout ice fishing season opens in BWCAW

The trout fishing opener for lakes located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness opened Friday, Jan. 1.


South Shore jam band Floydian Slip plays The Roadhouse

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip was in town New Year's weekend to play the Tavern. They joined Dave & Buck in studio for some great music. You can learn more about the band here.


Climatologist/meteorologist Mark Seeley recaps 2015 weather, gives 2016 outook

2015 was a pretty unusual year for weather. Dr. Mark Seeley, extension climatologist, meteorologist, and professor, and regular guest on MPR, chatted about it with Dave on New Year's Day. You can read Mark's blog here

National Weather Service

Look for colder weather by the weekend

Looks like a nice weather week to start the new year, but it gets more like winter toward the weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Geoff Grochocinski.

Childbirth Education Class

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais
Fri, 02/26/2016 (All day) - Sat, 02/27/2016 (All day)

Women with babies due between February and May and partners are invited to attend the next session of Childbirth Education Classes at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.

Free flouride well testing

Oral Health Task Force
Mon, 02/08/2016 (All day)

The Oral Health Task Force is offering free fluoride well testing for Cook County and Grand Portage Reservation families that include prenatal mothers, children, and young adults up to 26 years old.

Rural Development Agency grants

The USDA Rural Development Agency, headquartered in Virginia, MN, is accepting applications from people who want to purchase a home or make repairs to existing homes.

Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 2, 2016

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Superior National Forest Update: January 1

Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, education specialist, with the National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of the

New Year

A Mild New Year's weekend

The New Year’s weekend promises to be mild for this time of year…no 20 below temps like a couple of years ago.

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