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Howard Sivertson/Lake Superior Journal

Howard Sivertson on Third Thursday

He grew up in a fishing family on Isle Royale. He’s made a study of voyageur history and the Lake Superior fur trade.

Vintage radios

Weekend News Roundup for April 23

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

Cirrus and Fennel running in lead

Dave and Amy Freeman talk about their 900 mile dogsled adventure

Friday, April 22 was Earth Day and one year ago, Dave and Amy Freeman of Grand Marais began an 11,000 mile expedition, traveling across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 to hold public meeting on proposed Admin cuts

The Cook County School Board will hold an open meeting on May 4 to hear how the public feels about proposed reductions in ISD166 administration.

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DNR adds more counties to burning restrictions list

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that 16 more counties will be placed under burning restrictions, beginning on April 22 at 8 a.m.

Commissiioner Bruce Martinson

Commissioners hire golf course consultant

Cook County commissioners met Tuesday and took up a number of issues. But the most time was again spent on Superior National Golf Course.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is in testing mode

Great Expectations School in Grand Marais is in the midst of annual testing. According to Director Peter James, graduation is approaching and also activity at their greenhouse is progressing.

Black bear with cubs/National Park Service

DNR warns homeowners that bears are waking up

State wildlife officials are reminding homeowners that Wisconsin's bears are waking up — and they're hungry.

Washed out road/U.S. Forest Service

Drivers urged to use care on Superior National Forest roads

The U.S. Forest Service says drivers should be careful using roads in the Superior National Forest this spring.