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Global land-ocean temperature index

West End News March 29

The ice left Sawbill Lake on Tuesday, March 27. This is the earliest ice-out date since records started being kept back in the 1930s.


Whitetail deer

Interview: DNR to reassess state deer herd

The state Department of Natural Resources will be taking a closer look at deer populations in Minnesota this summer – and they’re asking for input.


Commissioner Sobanja

Commissioner questions fly over photos

Commissioner Fritz Sobanja had Taconite Harbor and high resolution fly-by photos on his mind after this week’s county board meeting.


Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues for February are up and down compared to last year

Lodging tax revenues for the second month of 2012 were down from February of last year county-wide.


Dr. Seth Moore with a radio-collared moose - photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands.

Dr. Seth Moore: moose survey shows sharp decline

March 28, 2012
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Golden-winged warbler

Study looks at Minnesota's forest-breeding birds

The Ups and Downs of Forest Birds

Two decades of survey data paint a generally positive portrait of Minnesota's forest breeding-bird populations—with a few troubling trends.


Haze over the BWCAW

MPCA delays vote on park haze rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Regulators have postponed voting on a plan for reducing haze over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.


Bull moose

DNR to stage limited moose hunt this fall

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer a limited bulls-only moose hunt next fall, and is closing two hunting zones in St.


Sheriff Falk

Sheriff discusses increased medical 911 calls and more

Courthouse security, a new deputy in Grand Portage and dispatchers dealing with medical emergencies.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Mark Falk about these and other public safety is


Early spring scene

Unseasonable weather started spring early this year

March was a warm one. Spring seemed to be in a hurry to get here. As such many birds and plants also started early.


Saganaga and the Gull River

DNR announces temporary seasonal fishing closures

As ice-out begins and waters warm, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is announcing seasonal closures that protect fish spawning areas.


 

It's not a 'post-gender' world yet...Minnesota women & girls still shortchanged

Bob spoke Mar. 23 with Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, U of MN, about their recent report on the status of women and girls in Minnesota. You can find the report here. You might be surprised at how far women haven't come, even in 2012.


Commissioner Tony Sertich

Commissioner Sertich talks about IRRRB listening sessions

Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich will be in town for a listening session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.


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Meteorologist/climatologist Mark Seeley on weird weather and warming trends

Buck spoke Mar. 23 with Dr. Mark Seeley, professor at the U of MN and regular commentator on MPR, about Minnesota's unusual weather of late, climate change in Minnesota, and what it might mean for us.


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