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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 22

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


Local Fishin Report for Friday, Oct. 22

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, the fishing is still slow.

Beth Schwarz

School board meets in Grand Portage to talk cooperation

The ISD166 school board on Tuesday met in Grand Portage.

Boundary Waters sign

West End News Oct. 20

The first snow that stuck to the ground fell this week in the woods away from Lake Superior.

Cook County Vikings

Post season puts winning Vikings on the field and the court

The Cook County Viking football team heads into the playoffs at the top of the Great Polar Red with a perfect 6 and 0 record and a 6 and 1 regular season record.

Library at school

Library set to move back in late Nov.

Work on the new Grand Marais Public Library expansion has gotten to the point where Librarian Linda Chappell can set a move-in target date.

Commissioner Fritz Sobanja

Budgets and buildings dominate county board meeting

The county board met this week and budgets were a big part of the discussion. Building projects were also discussed.

I-35 Mega Project

Mega relief for Duluth commuters

Motorists, rejoice! After two years of lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic backups, Interstate 35 will soon flow unfettered through Duluth.

Empty Bowls

Art Colony is Touchstone Award recipient

Four area non-profits were selected Tuesday for the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation’s Touchstone Awards. The Grand Marais Art Colony was one of those winners.

Barbara Jean Johnson

Barbara Jean Johnson wins Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Bob and Buck welcomed WTIP News & Public Affairs Director Barbara Jean Johnson to Studio A Oct. 14. BJ is an accomplished musician and recently won the Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year contest with her song, "The River." Bump Blomberg accompanied her on guitar.

Autumn leaves

Leaf litter -- an important part of forest ecology

If trees didn’t lose their leaves in the fall, a whole lot of good things on the forest floor just wouldn’t happen.  Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local na

NWS meteorologist Carol Christianson

It's Mid-Oct. and there's snow in the forecast (but not much)

It’s mid-October, so we shouldn’t be surprised at snow. It could happen this week.

Hikers on a trail

Areas reopened on Superior National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.

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