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MN Wild team curator talks hockey history

Dave grabbed the chance to talk all things hockey history with Roger Godin, team curator for the Minnesota Wild, who before that was director and curator of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth.


courtesy Ann Bancroft Foundation

Polar explorer Ann Bancroft talks achievements, challenges and future projects

March is Women's History Month, and we were lucky to speak with a Minnesota woman who made history by becoming the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South poles. Ann Bancroft joined CJ to talk about those epic adventures, what she's found as her greatest challenges, and her current projects including the Ann Bancroft Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Follow Ann's expeditions here.


Matthew and Deb in action

Pickleball takes over YMCA (and WTIP)

The WTIP staff heads off to the Cook County YMCA to get educated in the ways of pickleball, a new sport sweeping the nation, especially in community cetner and retirement settings.


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All kinds of things happening at Pincushion Mountain--Chris Hegg checks in

The Pincushion Trails are a recreation hot spot year-round, and right now, cross-country skiing is great. North Superior Ski & Run Club president Chris Hegg sat down with Dick to talk about trail conditions, new projects, and upcoming events, like the winter festival happening Feb. 12. You can learn more about Pincushion here


Looking over Poplar Lake at the starting line

Action at the 2017 Gunflint Mail Run

January 7th marked the 6th Annual Gunflint Mail Run since it's revival in 2012.


Flotilla meets the Freemans upon their return

Adventurers Amy & Dave Freeman on their year in the BWCAW

Amy & Dave Freeman spent the last year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to call attention to the value of wilderness in the face of proposed mining projects nearby. They chatted with Dick the day before appearing at North House Folk School as the featured speakers at Winterers' Gathering. Learn what they found most challenging, most wonderful, and how they feel about being back in civilization. If you missed their North House presentation, they'll do it again at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.


Eric Frost (far right) & family at Wrigley Field

Rabid Cubs fan Eric Frost checks in from Chi-town

Tofte resident & Chicago native Eric Frost has been a Cubs fan his entire life. He called us from Chicago the night of World Series Game 3  to talk about the scene there and to share his hopes for his favorite team.


 

Extreme rock climber who thrives on risky behavior might have different brain than most of us

We ran across a fascinating article about a famous free solo (unroped) rock climber, Alex Honnold, and how his brain works. Dave chatted with the article's author, Canadian independent journalist J.B. MacKinnon, about why JB became interested in finding out about Alex's brain, and what he learned.


Fall on the Gunflint Trail by Bryan Hansel

Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook visits as fall sets in

We caught up recently with one of our favorite guests, Sam Cook, outdoors editor for the Duluth News Tribune. He and Dave talked grouse hunting, nuisance bears,  new regulations, and much more. You can read Sam's articles and columns here.


courtesy ourshoresrun.org

Our Shores Run: Three friends ran around Lake Superior this summer

Three friends from Northland College, Andy Butter, Evan Flom, and Allissa Stutte, set out to run all the way around Lake Superior this summer. The team joined Dave to talk about their trip's success, highs and lows along the way, and what they learned about the world and themselves. You can read more about their adventure here.