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Great Lakes Day - March 2nd

March 2nd is Great Lakes Day.  It’s an event that takes place in Washington D.C.

Bull moose

Moose hunting permits could be halved due to declining population

Officials of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say it is likely they will cut the number of moose hunting permits in half for this fall’s moose season.


Legacy Amendment has historical impact on county

In November of 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to preserve Minnesota’s outdoors as well as its history and cultural heritage.

Sue Futterer

Third Thursday Community Conversation with Sue Futterer

Untold thousands of Minnesotans are vulnerable. They may need assistance with medical issues, food, child care and support, assistance with aging, with disabilities and much more.


Cuts proposed to nursing home funding could hit county

Governor Mark Dayton has proposed the deepest payment cuts in history to Minnesota’s nursing home industry. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this story.

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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