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Great Outdoors Initiative Listening Session held in state

On Wednesday, August 4, top Obama Administration officials will hold a listening session in Minneapolis on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

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Invasive species continues summer spread

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the pesky invasive species known as spiny waterfleas has turned up in Burntside Lake near Ely.

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News Wrap

The WTIP News Department is expanding its local news coverage and will now produce a News Wrap three times a week.     
 

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Sun storms may light up local skies

The sun may be about to put on a colorful light show and North Shore residents could find themselves staying up late to watch.

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Area copper nickel mining talks shift to St. Paul

Increased trade between Minnesota and Chile is on the table today when Gov. Tim Pawlenty meets with Chilean Ambassador Arturo Fermandois in St. Paul.

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In Full Summer, The Kids Are Out To Play

Chel Anderson is a biologist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Forest Service offers weekly naturalist programs

Would you like to know more about loons?  Interested in black bears?  Or does a Saturday morning wildflower walk appeal to you? If so, you’re in luck.

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Health Care Foundation funds new helmet and car seats program

A fund to provide bike and ski helmets as well as child car seats has been set up with a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap July 31

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.