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Primary will be held Tuesday, August 14

A three-way Democratic congressional contest in the 8th Congressional District has brought attention in our area to tomorrow’s primary.

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Highway 1 detour to continue to mid-October

DULUTH, Minn. — MnDOT officials say the Highway 1 detour south of Ely, originally scheduled to be lifted August 15, will continue until mid-October. 

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EPA announces Ashland Superfund site clean-up

WASHINGTON – Northern States Power Co.

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Tribal Council, County Board help fund vets' transportation needs

Cook County is a long way from Veterans Administration medical facilities. The population of military veterans is aging, as well as increasing due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Forest Service suspends policy of letting fires burn

Because of large fires this summer in the West and South, and the need to conserve resources, the US Forest Service has directed forest supervisors to attack and stop fires as soon as possible.

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Detour at Southbound Highway 61/London Road in Duluth until late August

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that southbound Highway 61/London Road will be closed for flood-related culvert and road repairs from now through late August.

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WTIP station manager Deb Benedict named Citizen of the Year

Deb Benedict, executive director of WTIP, was named Cook County 2012 Citizen of the Year at the Grand Marais Lions Club Fisherman's Picnic today. Her partner is Jim Raml.

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Weekend News Roundup for August 4

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