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Voyageur National Park scene

Environmental Assessment “scoping” for Great Lakes announced

The National Park Service is planning to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Great Lakes Invasive Plant Management Plan for ten parks located in the Great Lakes region.


Brea Boomer

Brea Boomer makes coaches' All-State

Congratulations are in order for Cook County Vikings basketball senior Brea Boomer.


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Weekend News Roundup for March 26

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


Sustainability

Sustainability in business discussed on AM Community Calendar

George Wilkes and Barb Lavigne, owners of the Angry Trout Café, will be making a presentation on “Sustainable Business Practices: An Effective Business Strategy for the North Shore Market


January Sunset, Grand Portage Bay by Travis Novitsky

Ojibwe elder shares the meaning of legends

The telling of legends has long had an important role in Anishinaabe culture.


Film maker Jenni Nelson

"Tightly Knit" director Jenni Nelson talks about her film on the other side of knitting

While many people participate in knitting as a hobby or pastime, most people do not think of it as a quirky and often bizarre subculture.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill: Cook County could be "devastated" by IRRRB budget grab

The latest move in the Legislature has Iron Range representatives hopping mad. They view cuts to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board as a missile attack on property taxes.


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Silver Bay moving forward with Eco Industrial Business Park

The City of Silver Bay wants to forge new ground on the North Shore.  They have an ambitious plan to transform the city’s existing business park from run-of-the-mill to state-of-the-art.


David Betts

County has small number of structurally deficient bridges

Many of Minnesota’s bridges are in need of repair. Those in Cook County are small and in pretty good shape. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Prairie Pothole Wetlands - photo by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Conservation Act designates $5 million to wetlands restoration and protection

Healthy wetlands are key to healthy ecosystems.  There’s also growing awareness of the vital role wetlands play in addressing climate change and in mitigating extreme weather events such as