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EPA announces Ashland Superfund site clean-up

WASHINGTON – Northern States Power Co.


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West End News: August 9

One of the great joys of being in the tourism business is renewing the annual friendships with the faithful customers who return year after year.  I’ve been around long enough that I’


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Tribal Council, County Board help fund vets' transportation needs

Cook County is a long way from Veterans Administration medical facilities. The population of military veterans is aging, as well as increasing due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Forest Service suspends policy of letting fires burn

Because of large fires this summer in the West and South, and the need to conserve resources, the US Forest Service has directed forest supervisors to attack and stop fires as soon as possible.


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Dr. Seth Moore: Tribal climate change symposium

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


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Detour at Southbound Highway 61/London Road in Duluth until late August

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that southbound Highway 61/London Road will be closed for flood-related culvert and road repairs from now through late August.


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Grand Rapids musicians Matthew & Sam Miltich stop by Studio A

Matthew and Sam Miltich were in town Aug. 3 to play at Harbor Park during Fisherman's Picnic. They stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about the challenges and joys of being a rural musician and, of course, Sam played a few songs.


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Dr. Alena Grabowski on the science behind Olympian Oscar Pistorius' artificial feet

Buck chatted Aug. 3 with Dr. Alena Grabowski, research professor at the U of Colorado Boulder Locomotion Laboratory. She's involved in research and testing on people using assistive devices to walk and run, including Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. The study found that Pistorius does not receive any net advantage from using artificial feet to run.


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New study: School start dates before Labor Day negatively affect family travel & tourism

The U of MN Tourism Center conducted a study recently to look at how travel among households with school-aged children is affected when school starts before Labor Day. Ann Possis spoke Aug. 3 with Ingrid Schneider, director of the Center, about the results and what they might mean for tourism and for policy makers considering changing school start dates.


Fun evening to support “A Home of Our Own” Capital Campaign

Where: 
Historic Fish House on Lake Superior
When: 
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 5:30pm

WTIP Community Radio is presenting an evening of culture and fun at a beautiful, historic fish house on the shore of Lake Superior, adjacent to Butterwort Cliffs near Cascade River State Park.

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West End News: August 2

A couple of weeks ago, West End seniors took at trip to Grand Portage.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 4

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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WTIP station manager Deb Benedict named Citizen of the Year

Deb Benedict, executive director of WTIP, was named Cook County 2012 Citizen of the Year at the Grand Marais Lions Club Fisherman's Picnic today. Her partner is Jim Raml.


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"Nature of the North Shore" is August's First Thursday topic

It's high summer on the North Shore, and there's plenty going on in our woods and waters.


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