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Poplar River controversy shifts to legislature

For decades Lutsen Mountains has been drawing water from the Poplar River to make snow in the winter months. Now there is legislation pending that would allow them to take more.


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Lee and Dan Ross return from major sculpture installation

Hovland sculptors Dan and Lee Ross have just installed five pieces at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the Rosses about the project.


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Weekend News Roundup for May 14

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


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Ziigwan (Spring) Is The Time For Sugar Camp

Traditions of sustainable living on the land are practiced according to the season by the people of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Spring is here. Hummingbirds are officially in Cook County/photo: Dave Brislance

They're back!

Hummers have been spotted throughout the county -- first on Maple Hill, then in Lutsen, next in the Pike Lake area.


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Cell tower hearing cancelled, title to site is questioned

The saga of the cemetery cell phone tower continues. The project’s approval is on hold pending issues with the site itself. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


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SRO at community center public meeting

Over 100 people crowded the Commissioners Room at the Cook County Courthouse Tuesday to listen, ask questions and express opinions on the proposed new community center.


Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor Carlson talks about city involvement in community center planning

Due to prior contractual commitments, the City of Grand Marais has been prevented in participating in community center planning.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill predicts special session

The end of this year’s legislative session is drawing to an end and District 6-A Rep. David Dill expects it to go into extra innings.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken talks about privacy concerns in the mobile device age

Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken chaired his first Judiciary subcommittee hearing on privacy in the Google and Apple era of mobile communications.  Sen.