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Cook County Vikings

Girls start post season play Thursday

The Cook County girls will meet the Carlton Bulldogs at 7:45 Thursday night in Esko for the first round of the sub-section basketball playoffs.


Court safety

No action on suburban courthouse security

Despite expressing support, Hennepin County commissioners Tuesday delayed acting on interim steps to bolster security at the county's three suburban courtrooms.


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The Thunderheads play Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed Twin Cities band The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette & Don Blue) to The Roadhouse Feb. 24 for plenty of chat, laughter and music.


Garden Bounty

Dietitian Bonnie Brost on the challenges and rewards of healthy eating

Bob chatted recently with Bonnie Brost of the Heart to Heart Lifestyle Management Program at St. Mary's Duluth Clinic about obesity, eating more healthfully, and why it's often so hard to make the right food choices. She's giving several seminars in Grand Marais Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. See the events page on our website for more info.


Sled dogs

Sled Dogs to St. Paul: Musher Frank Moe talks sulfide mining

Bob talked with musher and former state legislator Frank Moe Feb. 24 about "Sled Dogs to St. Paul," the effort to bring attention to the perils of sulfide mining proposed for NE MN, in advance of the Grand Marais send-off rally Thursday Mar. 1 in Harbor Park.


North Shore ice

The winter mix going into March

Moving from February into March, there are many natural phenomena occurring as we edge to spring.


Deer feeding

Bill would start Minn. wolf season on deer opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's first wolf hunting season would open at the same time as the state's main firearms deer season under a broad policy bill a Minnesota House committee will consider


Ashley Deschampe - photo by Laurie Johnson, Cook County News Herald

Ashley Deschampe in second round of national three-point shooting voting

Cook County basketball standout Ashley Deschampe has advanced into the second round of the National High School Three-Point Championship competition on Facebook.


Carol Christenson

Weekend brought snow, more may be on the way

This weekend the snows came, and more could be on the way.


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Canadian border change of heart

After years of turning back Americans with drunken-driving and other misdemeanor convictions, Canadian border officials are about to relax their entry restrictions.


Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.


 

Negative Experiences are Velcro - February 25, 2012

Our brains focus on the negative and forget the positive according to neuroscience research cited in the book, Buddha Brain.


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Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 25

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


"...a sure sign that all things vernal are not far away..."

Wildersmith February 24

February in the north woods is about a done deal. The sands of time are running out on month two just as they are on the winter of 11/12.


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