Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Patrick Kohlin, kayak instructor and web specialist for UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, chatted with WTIP’s Dave Ter Steeg recently about the program, what they do, and why it’s important for many reasons to connect people to the big lake. This conversation is part of WTIP’s effort to gather ideas and stories about environmental sustainability along the North Shore.
Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the very thing that makes St. Cloud the “Granite City” as he heads out at the Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve for a demonstration of the 100 year old Liberty Derrick. While the derrick is easily located and open to visitors of the park, it is a rare occasion when the exhibit comes alive. And on a pleasant summer day in September of 2016, retired quarryman Bob Ramler took us back in time to before even electricity as he operated the 85 foot tall contraption of wires, pulleys, and Douglas Fir timber to move a 2-ton granite block for a fascinated crowd of school children and other curious community members.