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PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

State agency challenged in court over $4 million PolyMet loan

PolyMet Mining Corp. has encountered another stumbling block in its controversial bid to develop what would be Minnesota’s first large scale copper-nickel sulfide mine.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 22

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


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Expedition Manager Tom Surprenant talks about Lonnie Dupre on Denali

Grand Marais arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is poised to take the summit of Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali. His support manager is Hovland resident Tom Surprenant.


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Enrollment and vocational programs were topics at school board meetings

The ISD166 school board looked at ways to improve vocational programs at Cook County Schools. The Great Expectations board grappled with the good problem of class enrollment waiting lists.


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Community Center project managers propose oversight on all 1% projects

Tom Wacholz, who heads ORB Management, is the county’s choice to be the construction management team for the community center project.


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"Mush For A Cure" may face a bumpy legal trail in the future

This winter the Gunflint Trail will again host “Mush For A Cure,” a 24-mile dogsled event to raise money to fight breast cancer.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 15

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


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Isle Royale cultural resource plan comment period ends January 16

The deadline to comment on how Isle Royale National Park should manage its cultural resources closes on January 16.  The park is at the beginning of a process to come up with a Cultural Resource


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Local Fish Report for Jan. 14

GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says Saturday, the 15th, TROUT season opens outside the BWCAW. It’s already open inside.