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Spinning reel

Local Fish Report for Friday, Aug. 5

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, fishing is what we should be doing during Fisherman’s Picnic.

GRAND MARAIS AREA


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack meetings scheduled -- one in Grand Portage

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack will face voters directly in public meetings next week for the first time since voting against increasing the debt limit.


BWCAW scene

Judge nixes proposed 450-foot BWCAW cellphone tower

A judge has blocked AT&T's plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Dave Tersteeg, Rec Park Manager

City Rec Park stays busy through banner summer

It's been a busy summer so far at the Grand Marais Recreation Park -- and it promises to stay that way into fall. WTIP's Jay Andersen has this interview with Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.


Water clarity testing with a secchi disk

Water quality workshops to focus on landowner participation

Water quality workshops will be offered in the county later this month.


Carol Christenson, National Weather Service

Stormy weather subsides and Fisherman's Picnic is looking good

Stormy weather pretty much all around us, but nothing severe and no flooding. There’s maybe a little rain in the forecast for Fisherman’s Picnic weekend.


Fires in Ontario

Fires continue in Ontario as dry weather stays on

Dry conditions and high winds are causing problems for forest firefighters in Northwestern Ontario.


At the Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival reflections

The 2011 Dragon Boat Festival is history. It was a huge event, with lots of people, vendors, music and, of course those impressive dragon boats coursing through the Grand Marais harbor.


Whitetail deer

Deer hunting licenses now on sale

With deer hunting licenses going on sale Monday, Aug. 1, state conservation officials announced new regulations for the coming season.


Superior National from the air

Commissioners get a look at Superior National recommendations

To help them decide how to proceed with management and improvement of Superior National Golf Course, the county board hired a golf course consulting firm.