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Weekend News Wrap Feb. 27

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Northern lights photo courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

Magnetic North: Dirt and auroras - all in one week

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where some old friends not seen for waaaay too long appeared this week.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Superintendent makes change to ISD166 to staff cuts

Among the staff cuts originally listed as a part of budget balancing for Cook County Schools ISD166, was one that should not have been there.


Bill Peterson's photo of a caribou in Cook County.

Points North: The story of Minnesota’s last known caribou

About thirty years ago, some former residents paid a winter visit to Minnesota’s North Shore.


Life under the snow

In winter plants may be dormant, but their chemistry works overtime

We all know animals have various ways of dealing with winter. Some hibernate; some stay active under the snow. Much the same is true for seeds and plants.


Forest fire aftermath

Crews on Gunflint Trail clearing dead trees

 

 

The U.S. Forest Service is asking motorists to watch for crews and equipment clearing trees along the Gunflint Trail and side roads near Seagull Lake. 


The Tofte Fire Department

West End News Feb. 25

It is time for a heads-up to all West End folks about an upcoming blood drive at Zoar church. The drive will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 2, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.


Anders Zimmer

Zimmer to compete in Junior Olympics

Fourteen-year-old Anders Zimmer of Grand Marais competed and qualified to be part of the US National Ski Team.
 

Essa Jacobsen on the rebound, photo by Carah Thomas

Cook County athlete selected for state All-Star Basketball Team

Cook County senior Essa Jacobsen has been selected to play in the 2010 Minnesota Girls High School All-Star Basketball Series.


County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

County helps EDA and Superior National with finances

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners agreed to advance the Joint Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) a portion of the first half of the property tax levy.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Wildersmith Feb. 24

The border country landscape will be illuminated this weekend once again as February is signed off into the history book.


Gypsy moth

North Shore to be focus of gypsy moth treatment again this year

Residents along Lake Superior’s north shore will once again see aircraft overhead as the state continues to battle against the tree-munching gypsy moth.


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