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Weekend News Roundup for July 30

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Fennel at the rapids

The Wilderness Classroom adventure is at the half-way mark

Dave and Amy Freeman, with their companion Fennel are on a 12,000 kayak, canoe, dog sled journey from the west coast to Grand Portage.


Option One, Community Center

Community Center project could go on hold soon

Cook County Commissioners are concerned that the City of Grand Marais does not have a place at the community center project table.


Mayor Larry Carlson

Budgets and more budgets: Grand Marais starts the process

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson says the city will be meeting regularly through the rest of the year to put the 2012 budget in place.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Rep. Cravaack talks about debt ceilings, “Cut, Cap and Balance” and more

Eighth Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen on “Daybreak” July 28.


Commissioner Bruce Martinson

County OKs one percent money for Arrowhead broadband project

The cost of fiber optic has increased as has the determination to make the county’s broadband system as long-lasting and trouble free as possible.


Asian Carp in the Illinois River

More Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan

Scientists have turned up more genetic evidence of Asian carp above an electric barrier designed to keep them from invading the Great Lakes.


Carol Christenson, National Weather Service

Rain, but then sun for Dragon Boats

The weather looks wet for Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it’s looking good for the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. That plus bow echoes and big billowy clouds.


ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 will again need to borrow as state sets aside aid

As a part of the agreement reached by Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders, the bills recently signed into law once again will use school districts to help balance the budget.


Jan Sivertson at a gallery opening

Third Thursday Community Conversation with local businesswoman Jan Sivertson

She’s been an active businesswoman for decades -- both in Cook County and Duluth.