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A view from Oberg Mountain (Paul Weimer/Flickr)

Points North: Molpus controversy underscores need to address forest access issues

Not so long ago, northern Minnesota forests offered endless room to roam.


Gray wolf

Unsold Minn. wolf hunting licenses to go on sale

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Hunters will have another chance if they didn't win a lottery for Minnesota's early season wolf hunting licenses.


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West End News: October 25

The West End community was shocked and saddened by the explosion at Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power plant this week.  Just a week ago, plant manager Dave Rannetsberger had reported


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Dr. Seth Moore: Elevated blood mercury levels in newborns linked to fish consumption

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


Cook County in fall. Photo by Don Davison

Cook County Chamber launched

Grand Marais, MN – The new Cook County Chamber of Commerce has been launched.


Glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 20th

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.


Lake Superior basin

Water quality mangement changes discussed

Water quality is important to everyone in Cook County and keeping our lakes and streams in  excellent condition is an on-going job.


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STATE OF MINNESOTA COOK COUNTY AUDITOR NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

STATE OF MINNESOTA COOK COUNTY AUDITOR NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION


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Gordon Thorne stops by The Roadhouse

Buck & Bob welcomed bluesman and finger-picker extraordinaire Gordon Thorne back to Studio A Oct. 19. Listen in for chat, laughter, and some really great train songs.


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The Emergency Bra: Besides looking good, it could save your life.

Buck spoke Oct. 19 with Dr. Elena Bodnar, founder and President of the Trauma Risk Management Research Institute in Chicago, about her invention, the Emergency Bra, which can be converted into two face masks without removing any clothing. Dr. Bodnar's experience as a young doctor with Chernobyl victims led her to create the EB, which won the 2009 IgNobel Award in Public Health. The Ig Nobels honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think.


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Magnetic North: Migration Station

Welcome back to Magnetic North, migration central for the past month. Despite the hard freeze, gaggles of Canada geese devoured our lawn. Day after day. Frost after frost.


Minnesota Power

Silver Bay man remains hospitalized after Tac Harbor explosion

A 41-year-old Silver Bay man remains hospitalized at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth after being injured in an explosion Monday morning at Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power plant.


Moose

Preliminary numbers show 45 moose killed in northeastern Minnesota hunt

VIRGINIA (AP)  — Preliminary figures show hunters registered 45 bull moose during Northeastern Minnesota's 2012 moose season.


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Minnesota Power identifies Tac Harbor employee injured in explosion

Minnesota Power has identified the the employee injured in Monday morning’s Taconite Harbor Energy Center plant accident as Joe Fredrickson.


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