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Arrowhead Electric Coop funded for broadband infrastructure

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $82.4 million for broadband infrastructure expansion in St.

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Weekend News Wrap for Sept. 11

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Climate change could bring major changes to BWCAW

Could the boreal forest of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness change to a more temperate hardwood landscape or even a grassland savanna? If so, when?

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Local Fishing Report for Sept. 10

9/10/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

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Grand Marais council to hold burn pile public meeting

Grand Marais has had a problem with the city’s burn pile. The smoke has bothered teachers and students at ISD166 and at the hospital and care center.

Over 100 international student workers sampled a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner at the Free Church in August

Work and Travel program brings international students to Cook County

Summer brings a lot of people to the North Shore: tourists, summer residents, and seasonal workers.  And for the last decade or so, international college students have been coming to Cook Co

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Rec Park numbers are up and highest in years

The Grand Marais Recreation Park board met this week. High on the agenda was the good attendance figures for August, not to mention a successful summer for the community garden.

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15th NorthShore Inline Marathon rolls out Saturday

The NorthShore Inline Marathon turns 15 as skaters take up their positions for a 26.2 mile race along the big lake.

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First day of testimony held in Asian carp dispute

Signs of Asian carp in Chicago waterways mean there's a great risk the invasive fish could slip into Lake Michigan at any time, that according to a witness yesterday in the first full day of test

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WTIP explores ISD166 levy referendum on First Thursday

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen, Barbara Jean Johnson and members of Cook County Schools’ administration, staff and board as they discuss “Fundi