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Grand Marais becomes latest MN GreenStep city

Deb and Matthew are joined by George Wilkes, GM co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais towards sustainability.


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Weekend News Roundup for April 12

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news. No new Isle Royale wolves. Fond du Lac to spear walleyes in Cook County. Emergency deer feeding ends.


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Criminal case against Cook County Attorney can proceed to trial

The criminal case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell can proceed to trial, a judge ruled Friday.  According to the Duluth News Tribune, Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke denied a


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Total Lunar Eclipse, Early Tuesday April 15

If you're up late working on your taxes, there's an oppotunity to view a total lunar eclipse.


Mayor Larry Carlson

City has employee contract

The District Heating Project is on indefinite hold and the city has a contract with its employees. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson.


Rena Rogers

County IS director talks about tower strobes

The county will be installing new daytime strobe units on the new radio/phone tower. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with county Information Systems and Communications Director, Rena Rogers.


"Trail Partners" Important to Forest Service

Trail Partners/Volunteers are important for maintenance of USDA Forest Service trails, especially with the plentiful snow that the area experien


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Fond du Lac to spear walleyes in Cook County

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has declared 13 lakes in Northeastern Minnesota where its band members will spear walleyes this spring.


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DNR: Burn brush while snow is still on the ground

Even though there’s plenty of snow on the ground now, in a week or two we could be seeing a lot less of it.


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Spring weather on tap for the week

Just when we need it the most, spring weather will show up this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart..