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Weekend News Roundup for March 5

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


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Inuit stone sculptor to be in Grand Marais this month

Inuit sculptor David Ruben has gained worldwide recognition for his carvings for over 30 years. In 1988, he was named to the Sculptors Society of Canada.


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Hovland Arts Festival is over Fourth of July weekend

Area artists are gearing up for this summer’s Hovland Arts Festival. This year in addition to featuring Grand Portage and Hovland artists, the Festival has opened up to all county artists.


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Local Republicans meet to elect officers and delegates

On Tuesday, March 1  the Cook County Republican party met for its Basic Political Operating Unit convention.


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Park Board discusses improvements before summer season

The Grand Marais Rec Park board met to discuss several items they want to deal with before the summer season starts Memorial Day.


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Family Planning could be affected by pending budget cuts

The Family Planning office in Grand Marais is a source for help with women’s reproductive health services. Director Kristen Blomberg is concerned funding cuts may negatively affect the program.


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DNR changes moose and bear season rules

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed it will issue only half the number of moose hunting permits this year than last.