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Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 18

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


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Detour begins Feb. 21 on Highway 1 south of Ely

Motorists will encounter a detour on Hwy 1 south of Ely beginning Tuesday, Feb.


Erma Vizenor, chairwoman, White Earth Band

Northern MN Bands to split $20 million

The federal government appears ready to make amends for a dark period in Indian relations 123 years ago that took timber and land from six northern Minnesota Chippewa reservations.


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Artist Open House features Tom McCann

Tom McCann does most of his artwork out of doors, where he is when he’s not producing complex maps for the Forest Service at the Gunflint Ranger Station.


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Local explorer Lonnie Dupre on his recent Denali attempt and his newly-published memoir

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 10 to chat with Buck about his second attempt to summit Denali in winter, and about his newly-published memoir, "Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration."


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LSProject: A Perfect Storm of Circumstances (Full Report)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is a wilderness destination.


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The Ojibwe People's Dictionary: a new searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary from the U of MN

Bob spoke Feb. 10 with Prof. Brenda Child, chair of the department of American Indian Studies at the U of MN, about the new online Ojibwe People's Dictionary. Click here to browse the dictionary, hear pronounciations from native speakers, and see visual links to related collections of the MN Historical Society.


Water Fitness

Loyal following for weekly Water Fitness classes

Weekly Water Fitness classes at the Grand Marais Municipal Swimming Pool are attracting a loyal following.  Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 9:00


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New Climate Preparedness Support for Lake Superior Communities

(Click on audio mp3 above to hear an interview with Diane Desotelle - Sea Grant's new Climage Change Extension Educator.)


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Beekeeping and How To Shrink Your Lawn & Plant Flowers Instead

Northern Gardening hosts Joan Farnam and Paula Sundet-Wolf welcome author Evelyn Hadden and bee entomologist Mike Goblirsch on the first show of the 2012 season.


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Obama seeks $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup

President Barack Obama is requesting $300 million to continue funding a wide-ranging Great Lakes environmental cleanup program in the 2013 fiscal year.


Beavers in winter

No hypothermia for these mammals

Some mammals like beavers and muskrats can get wet in the winter with no apparent problems.


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