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Weekend News Roundup for June 25

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


Dr. Seth Moore - releasing a radio-tagged sturgeon in Pigeon Bay, Lake Superior

Dr. Seth Moore - Asthma/COPD Relief Project, Lake Sturgeon, and Summer Mentorships

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Quetico Wilderness

Fire in Ontario causes smoke and haze in Cook County

Haze and wood smoke are noticeable in many parts of Cook County today due to a forest fire in Canada.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Shutdown could force more borrowing at ISD166

Cook County Schools could face the prospect of more borrowing to meet current expenses if state aids don’t come though after a potential state government shutdown July 1.


Detour sign

Hwy 61 detoured at Split Rock construction

Due to heavy rainfall, the road surface on Hwy 61 near Split Rock Lighthouse has collapsed.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

Commissioner Hakes: shutdown could be longer than expected

Commissioner Sue Hakes says the county board is concerned about the impending state shutdown. She also says the length of time the shutdown may last could be longer than we think.


Great Expectations School

Government shutdown will have consequences for Great Expectations School

Many local agencies and governments will be affected by a state government shutdown and Great Expectations School is no exception. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Lake Superior Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Sunday in July.

Communities invited to celebrate Lake Superior Day, July 17

Sunday, July 17th is Lake Superior Day and the Lake Superior Binational Forum is inviting communities around the lake to schedule events that celebrate the life of the lake.


Forest tent caterpillar

Defoliating caterpillars not expected to ravage North Shore

Forest tent caterpillar populations are expected to expand somewhat from last year but the insect is not expected to be a problem in the northern third of the state.


Poplar River Valley

DNR lets Lusten Mountains violate permits for years

(The Associated Press posted this story as a part of its member exchange program. It was originally reported by Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio.