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North Woods Naturalist: Snow drifting

There’s more to snow drifts than beautiful shapes.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the process of drifting snow.


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2016 moose count indicates decline will continue

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the state's moose population remains low despite a slowing population decline during the past five years.


Wolf on the Gunflint Trail

Public reminded to be aware of wolves up Gunflint Trail

A number of reports have come in already this year involving wolf encounters with people up the Gunflint Trail. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story.  
 


North Woods Naturalist: Snow crystals

There are billions of them and no two are alike.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the amazing diversity of snow crystals.


A Year in the Wilderness: January 14 - Guests

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.


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Largest solar array in state goes online at MSP airport

Minnesota's largest solar power project went online last month atop two parking ramps at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Dennis Probst, who spearheaded the project,  is executive vice president for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. He chatted with Dave Jan. 8 about the benefits of the project as well as the challenges involved. 


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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.


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.


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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


Crane fly

North Woods Naturalist: Stone and crane flies

Not all insects swarm in summer. Some come out during the winter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about stone flies and crane flies.