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Sled Dogs to St. Paul Rally with Stonebridge Singers Drum from Grand Portage

Minnesota musher Frank Moe departs Grand Marais on a 300 mile sled dog trip to State Capitol to protest sulfide mining.  The Stonebridge Singers Drum of Grand Portage send him off with a Travelin

Stonebridge Singers Drum from Grand Portage - photo by Stephan Hoglund

Stonebridge Singers Drum from Grand Portage at Sled Dogs to St. Paul Rally

The Stone Bridge Singers Drum is a group made up of 11 young men from Grand Portage. They kicked off Thursday’s “Sled Dogs To St.


Local Fish Report for Friday, March 2

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, says now that the walleye season is over, anglers are turning to trout.

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Lodging tax revenues for January are down compared to last year

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

Photo Stephan Hoglund / graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Giganawnedaamin Nibi ("We must take care of the water")

There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and demand for the material.

A snow covered picnic table at Sawbill Outfitters/ photo Bill Hansen

West End News March 1

We had a little excitement here at Sawbill last weekend. If you remember, that was two storms ago, when we had the first significant snowfall of the season that Sunday.

Mayor Carlson

City moves forward with swimming pool litigation

The City of Grand Marais is moving ahead with litigation regarding the swimming pool and Burbach Aquatics. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Larry Carlson.

Great Expectations School

GES planning for the 2012-13 school year

The Great Expectations School board met to look ahead to the 2012-13 year, discuss budgets and expanding enrollment. Wtip's Jay Andersen spoke with GES administrator Peter James.

Commissioner Martinson

Lakeshore septic compliance on Co. Bd. agenda

Lakeshore septic compliance and a possible partnership for the new community center were topics at the recent county board meeting. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Bruce Martinson.

Great Expectations School

GES planning for the 2012-13 school year

The Great Expectations School board met to begin planning for the 2012-13 school year, hold budget discussions and plan for an enrollment of 80 students.

Sled Dog resting

Sled dogs to deliver petitions to St. Paul

Frank Moe, a ten dog team and contingent of mushing supporters gather in Harbor Park Thursday to begin an eight day trek to the State Capitol with petitions against sulfide mining near the BWCAW.


Note time change: Sexual Violence in the community is First Thursday topic for March

According to a new national survey by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse.

Cook County Vikings

Girls start post season play Thursday

The Cook County girls will meet the Carlton Bulldogs at 7:45 Thursday night in Esko for the first round of the sub-section basketball playoffs.

Court safety

No action on suburban courthouse security

Despite expressing support, Hennepin County commissioners Tuesday delayed acting on interim steps to bolster security at the county's three suburban courtrooms.

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