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Points North: A Lesson Learned from the Frogs and the Bees

Around this time of year, I always start thinking about frogs. In fact, I think about frogs more often than I see them.

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Wildersmith July 2

And we’re off…into the second half of 2010. June slipped away just as quickly here in the wilderness as it does in the bustling…semi-civilized…urban clutches.

Brass Messengers

Cook County Community Foundation funds eight local organizations

The Cook County Community Fund has granted more than $7,000 to non-profit organizations in Cook County for 2010

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Local Fish Report for July 2

GRAND MARAIS AREA
The fish are biting!


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Local math and reading scores show uneven results

Improvements in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-II state-wide testing program are slow but steady.

 

Boaters required to unplug

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is increasing efforts to stop the spread of invasive water species over this Fourth of July weekend.

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Grouse count down, waterfowl unchanged

Minnesota is frequently the nation’s top ruffed grouse producer. But grouse run in cycles and last year was probably the peak in the 10-year population cycle.

Reconstruction of Ft. Charlotte by Howard Sivertson

Clearer picture of Fort Charlotte comes into focus

Up along the border on the Pigeon River is a small campground that’s on the site of a once large fur trading complex for the Northwest Company.

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Trapped Bees and Slap-Shot Gnats – All About Pollinating

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Workers on Wheels program starts Wednesday

First Congregational UCC Church of Grand Marais will be wheeling out bicycles for international workers on Wednesday, June 30. Dan Strayer is on the Workers on Wheels committee.

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First Thursday looks at child protection in Cook County

 “Protecting Children and Strengthening Families in Cook County” is the focus of this month’s First Thursday Community Conversation. Tune in from 6-7 p.m.

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Poop scooper finds 'pile' of cash

Steve Wilson, poop scooper with DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal Service of St. Louis, Missouri, chatted with Bob June 25 about the cash he found in a pile of dog doo.


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"Pelada"--a documentary film about the other side of soccer

Bob spoke June 25 with Gwendolyn Oxenham and Luke Boughen, two of the filmmakers of the recently-released "Pelada," a documentary following two form


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