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Weekend News Roundup for June 15

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


Firefighters at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, June 15, 2013

West End News: June 13

Several months ago, I mentioned my friend Art Wright, who was about to turn 100 years old.  Art did turn 100 four months ago, but unfortunately he passed away last week. 
 


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Local fish report for Friday, June 14

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the walleyes are still hanging out fairly shallow…


Kerrie Berg

Erosion mitigation to start on Flute Reed

Soil and Water is working with the Flute Reed River Project on erosion mitigation. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and water manager Kerrie Berg.


Phyllis Parker

Phyllis Parker named outstanding senior volunteer

Phyllis Parker of Grand Marais has been chosen as Minnesota's 2013 outstanding senior volunteer.


Moose cow and calf

Dr. Seth Moore: Moose mortality study yields preliminary results

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


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

County hires in highway department and Veteran's Service

The process of hiring at the county highway department impressed Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.


 

AMPERS Annual Meeting in Grand Marais this week

WTIP Community Radio will host the annual meeting of AMPERS (Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations) Thursday and Friday, June 11 & 12 in Grand Marais.


Mark Sandbo

Senior housing in Tofte discussed at EDA meeting

Housing was an important issue at the recent Economic Development Authority meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA Chair Mark Sandbo about senior and affordable housing.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken discusses "No Child Left Behind"

Sen. Al Franken has a particular reason to want the so-called No Child Left Behind reauthorization to carry some substantial changes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


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Move objects just with your thoughts? Sounds like Star Trek, but it’s happening now at the U of MN

Dr. Bin He, biomedical engineering professor at the U of MN, is lead author of a new study showing that people can use their thoughts to move objects, using a noninvasive computer interface. He spoke with Buck June 7 about the technology and its implications, including the potential to help people with disabilities. You can watch a video demo at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpHy-fUyXYk
 


Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Progress on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Construction in progress, but plenty of miles open on the Gitchi Gami State Trail.  WTIP volunteerRandy Eastlund learns more in this interview with Kevin Johnson of DNR Parks an


Minnesota Fur-Trading Posts

Moments in Time: American Fur Co. in Grand Marais

This “Moments in Time” features author and ethno-historian Tim Cochrane.  He spoke at the Cook County


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Healthcare Foundation announces 2nd Quarter grant awards

The North Shore Healthcare Foundation has announced the recipients in their latest round of grants to local healthcare providers. 
 


Gunflint Trail

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 7

The Trail folk are rounding out week two with the “Neebing (summer) Express” bearing down on the territory.  By next time we meet over the airwaves, our skinny spring will give way to


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