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Weekend News Roundup for July 2

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


Camping

With state parks closed, you can still be a happy camper

Even though the state parks are closed during the state government shutdown there are plenty of places to camp in Cook County.


State Capitol

Here’s the state shutdown rundown

Now that it’s a reality, here’s the latest on the Minnesota state government shutdown:


Smallmouth bass

Local Fish Report for Friday, July 1

GRAND MARAIS AREA
According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, cold, rainy weather has slowed down fishing action but it should pick up over the weekend.


Highway 61 near Split Rock River: MnDOT recommends alternate route

Temporary paving operation slows traffic on Highway 61 near Split Rock

DULUTH, MN - Motorists traveling on Highway 61 near Split Rock River in Lake County are encountering traffic backups as MnDOT temporarily paves a two-mile section in preparation for a government shutd


Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor talks business, birds, burn pile and more

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson says business is booming, the Classic Car Show was a success, but we may have a bird problem.


Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for May were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.


Many seniors turn to public transit when they can no longer drive themselves around

Seniors: Getting around in Cook County

Today, 79 percent of seniors age 65 and older live in suburban or rural communities that are largely car-dependent. As seniors get older, they often turn to public transit to get around.


Minnesota State Patrol patch

Thursday is “Maroon Day” on the highways

The Minnesota State Patrol is increasing trooper presence on highways on June 30, which is historically the deadliest day on Minnesota roads.


Fireworks

Summer weather ahead for holiday weekend

Even if the state government shuts down Friday, the weather along the North Shore will keep Cook County “open for business.” The National Weather Service in Duluth says there may be a litt