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Friday Fish Report for May 20

According to our fishing expert John Muich of Buck’s Hardware, the fishing opener was slow and most people were fishing walleyes, shallow. Other anglers had better luck with Lake Trout.


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ISD166 continues budget reduction quest

Cook County Schools continues to look for ways to cut the budget but maintain good education for students in the face of declining enrollments. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this latest report.


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It's beginning to look a lot like spring

Finally our North Shore weather appears to be feeling more and more like spring.


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Lake monitor volunteers sought

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District is once again looking for volunteers to monitor lakes around Cook County for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizen Lakes Monitoring Prog


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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.


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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.