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Superintendent Beth Schwarz

School board acts on community center

The ISD166 school board held a special meeting Friday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about Q-Comp and community center agreements.


Listening

Weekend News Roundup for October 6

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


Lake trout

Minn. wins grant to reduce fish mercury exposure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has won a federal grant to reduce mercury exposure for women and children living along Lake Superior's north shore.


Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer

Voter ID author gets specific on mail ballot implementation

The voter ID amendment has been hotly debated on both sides of the political spectrum. One reason is because so many details are not included in the bill’s wording.


Lake trout

EPA to fund Lake Superior mercury study -- babies at risk

The federal government will investigate why infants born around Lake Superior have sometimes unhealthy levels of mercury in their blood, especially those along Minnesota's north shore.


Dave Tersteeg

Great year at the Rec Park and projects progress

Solar panel action by the city golf course and a new architect for the Community Connection. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather: warm, cold, warm as we move deeper into fall

Weather looks good to mid-week, then it’ll cool off before we warm up again. Winter’s not here yet. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Syewart.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk concerned about Voter ID

State Senator Tom Bakk is the Senate Minority Leader and as such, is concerned about the effect and implementation of the Voter ID amendment if is passes.