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Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill introduces wolf hunt bill

A bill has been introduced calling for a wolf season to coincide with the firearms deer season -- a move Department of Natural Resources officials oppose.


Former iron mine near Eveleth, MN

Abandoned mines hold potential to capture wind energy

Minnesota’s Iron Range is pocked with ponds — abandoned open pit mines — that could help energy providers more efficiently use intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind, to


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Weekend News Roundup for January 21

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


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 continues to face budget woes

ISD166 continues to face budget woes. The school board is taking steps, but less money from governments and declining enrollment will eventually mean more cuts.


Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy talks about the Worldloppet Masters Tour

Tim Kennedy of Grand Marais has completed the Worldloppet Masters Tour, which means he’s skied all over Europe and North America. He’s also skied the American Birkiebeiner 30 times.


Poplar River valley

Bonding plan includes Lutsen Mts. water system

Gov. Mark Dayton today released a $775 million construction plan that includes money for a water pumping system for the Lutsen ski resort and its neighbors.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk discusses upcoming legislative session

The Minnesota Legislature is back in session next week. One of the Minority Leaders in the Senate is 6th District Senator Tom Bakk. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Beargrease dog sled marathon cancelled

The John Beargrease Board of Directors has announced the cancellation of the 2012 race. Poor snow conditions will not allow the race to be run safely.


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Weekend News Roundup for January 14

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


Mayor Carlson

City takes steps for legal action in pool stalemate

The Grand Marais Mayor and city council members have instructed their attorney to investigate taking legal action against the swimming pool consulting firm they say is holding the city hostage.