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Minnesota Arts, Culture and History | Nature

Snow dance

Snow dance

PLAY | 05:25

Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

Bark life

Bark life

There are a number of organisms that live inside or on trees, including algae, mosses, and lichens.

PLAY | 11:00
Woodpecker tongues

Woodpecker tongues

Human tongues and bird tongues are vastly different. The difference is more pronounced still if you compare our tongue to a woodpecker tongue, that wraps around their skull and includes barbs to help catch prey.

PLAY | 07:20
Season’s reaveals

Season’s reaveals

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what’s uncovered in nature during the late fall and early winter before the first big snow in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

PLAY | 08:54
“Grand Marais feared lost” – the 1908 forest fire

“Grand Marais feared lost” – the 1908 forest fire

Northeast Minnesota has had its share of destructive forest fires. But in the early 1900s, after an unusually hot, dry summer, a large fire threatened much of northeast Minnesota and parts of northern Wisconsin, impacting small settlements that dotted the North Shore, as well as inland residents.

Part 1:   PLAY |07:29
Part 2:   PLAY |07:19
Who was Espagnol?

Who was Espagnol?

Grand Portage and Grand Marais were once fur trade posts, and the journals of several fur trade clerks mention an Anishinaabe tribal leader named Espagnol.

PLAY | 09:17
Essay by Jim Gallagher: Running Rivers and Living in the Moment

Essay by Jim Gallagher: Running Rivers and Living in the Moment

As we dive into the shortest days of the year, producer Jim Gallagher takes us back to summer and down a stretch of whitewater on an unnamed river in the Canadian Arctic – reflecting on the unknown and on living in the moment.

PLAY | 08:29
Retro for Radio: Abetting Creation Above the Frostline

Retro for Radio: Abetting Creation Above the Frostline

Retro for Radio editions are from columns written by Vicki Biggs-Anderson for the Cook County News-Herald.

PLAY | 06:46
Retro for Radio: Winter in the Air

Retro for Radio: Winter in the Air

Retro for Radio editions are from columns written by Vicki Biggs-Anderson for the Cook County News-Herald.

PLAY | 06:00
Phantoms in the Mist

Phantoms in the Mist

Vicki Biggs-Anderson is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Vicki lives on a 100-year-old homestead with a variety of farm animals, from guinea fowl to goats. Each week, she shares a bit about her life and the lessons she learns tending her north woods homestead and farm with Magnetic North

PLAY | 06:07
Retro for Radio: Storing Up Joy

Retro for Radio: Storing Up Joy

Retro for Radio editions are from columns written by Vicki Biggs-Anderson for the Cook County News-Herald.

PLAY | 05:49

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