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ISD 166 board meets in long work session

On Dec. 10 the ISD166 school board met in a four-hour work session to discuss a number of items in preparation for the new year. The budget was one of the chief topics on the agenda.

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Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 11

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

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City raises 2011 levy by three percent

The Grand Marais city council met to finalize a budget and levy for 2011. Funding uncertainty at the state level forced a levy increase. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Pool repair progress slowed by weather

When October winds took the roof off the municipal pool, the city and park board moved to get the popular facility back up and running as soon as possible. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this update

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Grand Portage special primary results posted

Enrolled members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa went to the polls Tuesday to vote in a special primary election.

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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

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

"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has a cast of more than 50!

The "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" opens Friday

With more than 50 children taking part in the Grand Marais Playhouse's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," there&rsqu


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Avoiding stress makes holidays happier

The holidays can be stressful for families and stress can sometimes lead to domestic violence.

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Family food shelf use at all-time high

Hunger knows no season, but it can be particularly difficult in winter and around the holidays. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story about increased use at the food shelf.