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Snow dance

Snow dance



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

North Woods Naturalist: Summer Has Arrived

North Woods Naturalist: Summer Has Arrived

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel describes her recent observations as we enter into the summer season.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Naturalist: Spring into summer

North Woods Naturalist: Spring into summer

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Naturalist: Spring Leaves & Cold

North Woods Naturalist: Spring Leaves & Cold

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Naturalist: Dragonfly migration

North Woods Naturalist: Dragonfly migration

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Naturalist: Turkey Vultures & Spring Beauties

North Woods Naturalist: Turkey Vultures & Spring Beauties

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Natarulist: Apiril weather changes

North Woods Natarulist: Apiril weather changes

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


North Woods Naturalist: Spring Maples

North Woods Naturalist: Spring Maples

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


LSProject: John Linklater – Superior National Forest woodsman and game warden

LSProject: John Linklater – Superior National Forest woodsman and game warden

Northern Minnesota has had its share of skilled woodsmen and canoeists, including John Linklater. Linklater was of Anishinaabeg, Cree and Scottish ancestry and was a mentor to several important Minnesota conservationists, including Sigurd Olson.


Magnetic North – “Retro for Radio”

Magnetic North – “Retro for Radio”

WTIP commentator, Vicki Biggs Anderson is producing a “Retro for Radio” segment of her Magnetic North feature. Vicki is selecting and reading from her columns written in the 1990’s for the Cook County News Herald.
This column was titled “My Bobbins and Tub Runneth Over”. Enjoy!


Magnetic North – “Retro for Radio”

Magnetic North – “Retro for Radio”

WTIP commentator, Vicki Biggs Anderson is producing a “Retro for Radio” segment of her Magnetic North feature. Vicki is selecting and reading from her columns written in the 1990’s for the Cook County News Herald.
This column was titled “My Bobbins and Tub Runneth Over”. Enjoy!


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