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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Weekend News Roundup for March 30

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


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Moments in Time: Historic Grindbygg timber frame built at North House

In this edition of Moments in Time, we hear about an ancient style of timber framing from southwest Norway called Grindbygg.


Join "The Roadhouse" hosts Buck Benson (above) and Ann Possis for two hours of interviews & music at 5 p.m. tonight!

The Roadhouse, Small Change trivia, music of the '60s-'80s and more on WTIP today

6 AM – “Swing Session” –WTIP Host Bill Burkhardt brings you an hour of Swing music from the Big Band Era.
 


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West End News: March 28

An interesting new business is coming to Lutsen soon.


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Blandin has new broadband grant opportunities for non-profits

The Blandin Foundation has a new grant opportunity for broadband use. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the county’s Information Systems Director Danna MacKenzie.


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