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Bill Hansen

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Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen runs Sawbill Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill Trail with his wife Cindy. Bill grew up in Cook County and knows the West End community well. The son of beloved WTIP volunteer and long-time West End News columnist Frank Hansen, Bill enjoys following in his father's footsteps.

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Finland Farmers Market (courtesy of the Clair Nelson Intermodal Transportation Center)

West End News: June 25

I had two stark reminders of my own mortality this week. 
 

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Senator Tom Bakk

West End News: June 18

Fishing has been good this year and northern fishing was particularly good during the early part of the season.

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West End News: June 11

This is the last call for the medical research project known as FISH that wants to interview and test 500 women of childbearing age that live on the North Shore.  The interview and tests are enti

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Black Beach

West End News: May 21

Fishing season has been open for a couple of weeks now and reports from anglers are coming in mostly positive. Walleyes are biting slowly, but steadily, with almost every group reporting success,

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Jenna (Latz) Wagner moments before surgery to donate her kidney

West End News: May 14

When she grew up in Lutsen, Jenna Latz, daughter of Jeff and Anna Latz, was an active and well-known kid.  She was a good student, and outgoing athlete, active in the community and a friend to ma

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West End News: April 30

The ice left Sawbill Lake on Tuesday, April 28th.  By noon, the lake was more than 90% open and by 5 pm there wasn’t a trace of ice left.  Less than an hour later the first car with a

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Tombolo

West End News: April 23

I saw a moose on the Grade Road last week.  I saw it a little closer than I like to see a moose when I’m traveling 40 miles per hour in a car.  It is rare to see a moose anymore, or ev

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