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Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Budget and the 4-day school week among decisions pending at ISD166

Cook County Schools ISD166 is facing several big decisions as summer approaches. There’s the four-day week, breaks in the school calendar and the whole issue of the budget.

Playing Wii at the Senior Center - photo by Carah Thomas

"Wii for Seniors" read-a-thon a big success

The Grand Marais Senior Center is a happening place, especially now that they have a brand new Nintendo Wii game and widescreen TV, courtesy of some caring Sawtooth Mo

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High fire danger puts National Forest on high alert

 Fire danger is high in most of the state.The Minnesota DNR has placed restrictions on open burning Cook County.

(L-R) Yvonne Rutford, Ryan Vine, Julie Gard

Three poets featured in Grand Marais reading Friday

April is Poetry Month and three poets from Duluth will be in Grand Marais to read from their work on Friday.

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Spring flowers are coming out and so are the beavers

This is the time of year we see pussy willows along the roadsides and marsh marigolds blooming in the wetlands WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with a local phenologist about early flowers, migrating bir

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Musical comedy with a blood lust opens in Silver Bay

A huge plant that likes human blood. No it’s not a new 3-D horror flick, it’s a musical comedy.

"Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture," on First Thursday Community Conversation

Deconstructing Racism on WTIP's First Thursday program

Join Jay Andersen and Barbara Jean Johnson from WTIP North Shore Community Radio for "Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture." In this one hour program, they talk with in-stu


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Grand Portage among six bands to receive energy efficiency funds

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has been awarded over $700,000 to help six reservations reduce energy use and create green jobs.

Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap April 3

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.