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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


North Shore Healthcare Foundation logo

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. 
 


Rain in the forecast

Summer slow in coming

Rainy and cool weather until later in the week, then sunny and higher temps. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Declan Cannon.


Wildfire

June First Thursday features fire season panel discussion

Cook County has had its share of wildfires and some have been devastating to the forest and private property.