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Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 19

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

Great Expectations School

Pending budget uncertainty affects local schools, including GES

Legislative uncertainty over education funding can have an effect on small school budgets as well as large ones – including charter schools like Cook County’s Great Expectations.

Cook County Soil and Water

New Soil and Water supervisor for Hovland

Four candidates interested in filling for the Hovland area District 5 Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor vacancy were interviewed by the Cook County SWCD board at a special meeting on Mon

Commissioner Sue Hakes

County moves to work further with consulting firm

The construction management firm hired by Cook County to oversee the new community center project has been brought on board to oversee other 1% sales tax building projects as well.

Flute Reed River

Flute Reed group appoints coordinator

Progress continues on a $540,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.  The Flute Reed Partnership has appointed Stark Enterprises to be their oversight coordinator for all three projects in

Great Lakes from space/NASA

Obama budget tags $350 million for Great Lakes

President Barack Obama's 2012 budget calls for spending $350 million on a long-range Great Lakes cleanup program.

Isle Royale Minong Mine

Isle Royale invites public input on cultural landscape report

Isle Royale National Park is holding a public workshop to discuss the development of a Cultural Landscape Report /Environmental Assessment (CLR/EA) for the Washington and Barnum Island area of the par

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Weekend news roundup for Feb 12

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

Economic Development Authority

EDA finishes residential work, seeks commercial building rehab funding

The Cook County/Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority is in the process of applying for grants to help rehabilitate some city businesses.