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Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 20

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

Princess Pine

Prehistoric plants grow under our winter snow

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


Johnson Heritage Post

Student exhibit opens at JHP

At 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, a special art show opens at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais and runs to Jan. 2.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 school board adopts new “flexible grouping” instructional plan

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 the ISD166 school board adopted a new program called Data Driven Instruction for Cook County Schools students.

Erosion at Poplar River

Grant awarded for Poplar River restoration

Cook County Soil and Water in partnership with the Poplar River Management Board has received a $687,000 award to help clean up sediment in the Poplar River at Lutsen.

Trout stream

DNR seeks comments on county lake and stream management plans

Citizens interested in learning about or commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Cook County lakes and streams have until Dec.

David Betts

County won’t go forward with joint use facility

Cook County commissioners decided Tuesday not to go into phase two of planning for a joint use facility with other agencies.

Lead poisoned bald eagle - photo courtesy of the Raptor Center, University of MN

Wildlife advocates fail in bid to ban lead

In August of this year, five conservation groups, led by the American Bird Conservancy, petitioned the U.S.

Damaged pool roof. Photo by Carah Thomas

Municipal pool work to continue

The Grand Marais City Council met in a continued session on Friday, Nov. 12 to accept the bid of B.M.A. Construction to make repairs to the municipal pool.