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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 1

Each week the WTIP News Department reviews the major   stories of the past five days.

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The threatened Northern long-eared bat

How to see in the Dark: Monitoring Bats on the Superior National Forest

"How to see in the Dark: Monitoring Bats on the Superior National Forest," is the theme of the August 1st Saturday Speaker Series event at Sugarloaf Cover Nature Center near Schroeder.

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Professional logrollers

The North Shore Rollers host the Minnesota State Logrolling Championships

The Minnesota State Logrolling Championships will take place in downtown Grand Marais on Saturday, August 1.

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Fisherman's Picnic

Good weather for a Picnic

Maybe a little rain, but otherwise it looks like nice weather for Fisherman’s Picnic. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken on more Iron Range layoffs

The Iron Range has been hit again, this time it’s Cliffs Natural Resources idling a plant in Eveleth. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

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Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais City Council is in the midst of budget discussions

Budgets and benefits were important parts of the recent Grand Marais City Council meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

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Commissioner Jan Sivertson

Land issues dominated recent county board meeting

Land exchanges and a land lease agreement as well as connecting pieces of the land in order to make a better trail.

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An August afternoon of chamber music

"The Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Benefit Concert" will take place at Fire Hall #1 and the Schaap Community Center on Saturday, August 9.

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Predicting climate change impacts on Northern Minnesota

Cook County Higher Education will be hosting a guest lecture on Thursday, July 30, at 7 pm. The lecture will be led by Dr.

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