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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for November 28

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves and icebreakers, county culverts and a good deer season.…all this and more in the week’s news.


Sunny's Back Yard: Late November

Late fall in Lake County has been warmer than usual, and so far very little snow has fallen.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: November 27

The eleventh chapter of Gunflint's 2015 story is fading fast. Final thoughts reflect an unusual month with little or nothing to show in terms of winter character.


The $10,000 price tag of North Shore snowfall

Though snow is often a welcome sight along the North Shore, it also brings hazardous road conditions and steep costs to the county.


Roger Skraba

Getting to Know the Candidates for House District 3A

Welcome to an hour of interviews with the candidates for Minnesota House District 3-A.  The special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. David Dill is Tuesday, December 8.


Call for artists to display at Cook County Courthouse

When: 
Fri, 02/26/2016 (All day)

All artists are invited to submit proposals for exhibits in the public spaces of the main floor of the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. Exhibits may be solo or group, but each proposed exh

Sawtooth Mountain 3rd graders share why they are thankful

The Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School third graders have an annual Thanksgiving tradition of sharing why they are thankful.


Commissioner Ginny Storlie

Levy issues discussed at county board meeting

The Cook County Board met this week and the levy remained a big issue on the agenda, along with culverts and grant money. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Ginny Storlie.


School News from Oshki Ogimaag: November 23

Nicholas reports the latest School News.


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Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) took time from a gig at Voyageur Brewing to visit with Dave and play some beautiful music. They're performing around the county in the next few weeks--see WTIP's music calendar for details. And on Jan. 30, Briand will join up with gypsy jazz musician Sam Miltich at Beaner's in Duluth. Find Briand's full schedule and more here.


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Talking turkey with Butterball expert--the best tips for the best turkey

The Butterball Turkey Talk Line fields thousands of calls at this time of year. Dave chatted with turkey expert Rochelle Kirwan to learn her tips for making the tastiest bird, and to hear a few of the funny calls they've received over the years. You can find lots more at www.butterball.com, or by calling 1 800 BUTTERBALL.


Public input plays role in school district's budget cuts discussion

The ISD 166 School Board will continue to determine where cuts will be made for the 2016-17 budget. The board and Superintendent Beth Schwarz welcome citizen input on where the cuts should be made.


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Director Michel Poulette discusses his new film, "Maina," which tells story of first encounters between First Nations and Inuits

Nov. 20-22 was the annual Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival at North House. One of the featured films was "Maina," an award-winning movie that tells the story of the first encounters between First Nations and Inuits 600 years ago. The film's director, Michel Poulette, joined Dick in studio to talk about the making of the film. Michel was also teaching a workshop the next day. You can see a trailer from the movie here


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Hospital plans name change

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center will soon have a shorter name and larger capacity C-Scan equipment.


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Weather could prove to be a real "turkey" on Thanksgiving

If you’re planning to travel on Thanksgiving, give yourself some extra time. The weather could slow you down.


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