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Weekend News Roundup for February 28

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top    news stories.

Commissioner Jan Sivertson

Commissioner discusses radio towers

Radio towers, a new highway building and airport snow removal. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jan Sivertson about these stories as well as good news in the arts for the Arrowhead.

Sen. Al Franken

Rural health care in jeopardy

Unless Congress addresses the Federally Qualified Health Center funding for rural clinics, Sawtooth Mountain and over 100 other clinics could lose significant financial support.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: Words for Water

Words for Water is a gathering place for people who value the Lake Superior Basin and its fragile ecosystem.

Grand Marais leads 'Coolest Small Town' contest, barely

The voting continues for ‘America’s Coolest Small Town’ and Grand Marais is still  number one in the voting, but only by a small margin.  WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center helping to build businesses

People with good ideas about starting a business, now have a local resource to help. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Pat Campanaro with the Small Business Development Center in Grand Marais.

Radio tower

Commissioners say "no" to taller towers

Radio towers were once again on the agenda for the Cook County Commissioners at their Tuesday morning meeting.

Biomass District Heating Plan Update

The proposed Biomass District Heat Plan could change how heat is provided for a portion of Grand Marais.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 continues to explore school calendar changes

Student support services include counseling on a number of different levels.

Kimber Wraalstad

Changes at Medicare could affect hospital

Medicare is changing some of the rules of the game at hospitals.