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Erica Ternes

School News from Cook County Middle School, April 5

Soon, all middle school students in the state of Minnesota will begin standardized comprehension tests in math, reading, and science.  In this edition of School News, Cook County School’s t


Rep. David Dill

Rep. David Dill on reconciling plans for the new budget

The time has come for House and Senate committees to start assigning dollars to programs that will eventually result in a new budget. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk weighs in on crafting a state budget

The Minnesota House and Senate are honing in the last few weeks of the session. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Tom Bakk about crafting a final budget.


Park Manager Dave Tersteeg

City's recreation season set to start in May

The Grand Marais Recreation Park is just a month away from opening for a busy summer. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with park manager Dave Tersteeg about trails, softball and golf.


National Adaptation Forum - April 2-4, 2013

Dr. Seth Moore: Addressing the National Adaptation Forum on climate change

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


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PC's for People available in Cook County

The Cook County Broadband Commission has teamed up with Higher Ed to make computers more available locally.


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Lodging tax revenues for February generally up over 2012

Lodging tax revenues for the second month of 2013 were up compared to February of last year county-wide.


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The Minnesota Cup, the largest statewide new venture competition, now open for entries until May 17

Buck chatted Mar. 29 with Dan Mallin, co-founder of the MN Cup, about this competition for breakthrough business ideas, now in its ninth year. Dan talks about why it's important, how the competition works, and what's in it for the entrepreneur.


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World Book Night is April 23--learn how one organization is spreading the love of reading, person to person

Carl Lennertz, executive director of World Book Night U.S., spoke with Buck Mar. 29 about World Book Night, held April 23 each year. The night  is a celebration of books and reading, when 25,000 passionate volunteers across America give a total of half a million books within their communities to those who don’t regularly read.


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Legal expert Dale Carpenter discusses U.S. Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage

Ann Possis spoke Mar. 29 with Prof. Dale Carpenter of the U of MN Law School, an expert in the areas of constitutional law and sexual orientation and the law. He was in Washington for last week's Supreme Court arguments on two landmark cases regarding the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, and shared his impressions and analysis.


Impact-Based Warnings area expanded

Weather Service to begin "Impact-Based Warnings"

The National Weather Service has a new plan for severe weather warnings.  Begininning today, April 1, the Service expands "Impact-Based Warnings" to Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Wolf in the wild

Wildersmith March 29

Adios March…it’s almost April…no fooling! The way month three has flown by makes me wonder if there isn’t some way we could slow life down.


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Wildersmith April 5

The upper Gunflint Territory seemed headed toward a lamb-like end to March. We were teased with a couple swell early spring days, then came Easter Sunday.


Lesser Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis canadensis)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: March 30th

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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Love in Action - March 30, 2013

Civil righs activist and US Congressman John Lewis often cites an an African proverb - when you pray, move your feet. 


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