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Pagami Creek fire crews. Photo: Duluth Pack

BWCAW wildfire aftermath includes campsite closures

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With just a few weeks before the spring camping season opens in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the U.S.


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Vikings, Mariners end boys' basketball seasons with Section 7-A losses

The boys’ basketball season ended Saturday for both Cook County and Silver Bay as the teams lost quarterfinal round games in the Section 7-A Playoffs.


 

There Are Two Wolves in My Heart - A Native American Tale - March 10, 2012

A chapter in the book Buddha's Brain is entitled "Two Wolves".  Based on the Native American tale about the wolf of hate and the wolf o


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Nosey Rosey March 9

Rosey’s a bit under the weather today, so this is Rosey’s dad filling in. I’ll spare you the ruffing and barking. That’s her gig.


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Points North: Let’s Hear It for Hatcheries

When you catch a fish, do you ever think about its origins? It might have been naturally spawned where you caught it or reared in a hatchery hundreds of miles away.


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Cook County, Silver Bay advance in boys' basketball playoffs; play Saturday

The Cook County Vikings will face the Fond du Lac Ojibwe in the quarter-finals round of the Section 7-A boys’ basketball playoffs Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock.


There are lots of skiing opportunities on the West End after the latest snow!

West End News March 8

 Congratulations to Frank Moe of Hovland who recently completed a sled dog trip from Grand Marais to the state capitol in St Paul.


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Grand Marais musher closes in on last day of "Sled Dogs to St. Paul"

Frank Moe, a ten dog team and contingent of mushing handlers are on an eight day trek to the State Capitol with petitions against sulfide mining pollution near the BWCAW.


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Rec Park manager talks pool news

The news from the Grand Marais Rec Park is mostly about the pool. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg about pool news and an early start to the season..


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Native American activist Sharon Day on the importance of fresh water

Bob spoke March 2 with Sharon Day, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, in Minnesota in the Marten Clan, who holds a 2nd degree designation as a M’dewiwin water keeper for her tribe. She discussed the role of women in protecting the precious resource of fresh water, and her role last year in the Mother Earth Water Walk.


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What's it like to be in the U.S. illegally? New book shares stories of real people behind the issue

Bob spoke March 2 with Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt, author of "Living 'Illegal': The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration," a new look at the real people behind this complex issue.


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