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MN bear researcher gets no reprieve from governor

 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he's studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal.


www.miningtruth.org

Conservation groups pose four questions about sulfide mining

     In the summer of 2012, a coalition of Minnesota conservation groups calling themselves Mining Truth started a public dialogue surrounding the proposed Polymet and Twin Metals mines


Higher Ed office

Small business coordinator position at Higher Ed

Higher Ed has expanded its small business development presence by hiring a new coordinator for the program. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Pat Campanaro and Paula Sundet Wolf.


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Beach advisories: what they mean to swimmers

It’s summer beach water advisory time. What does a beach advisory mean? Who’s responsible and how does the system work?


The Kamloops

SCUBA diving fatality on "Kamloops"

Houghton, MI – On Saturday, July 13, a recreational SCUBA diver exploring  the "Kamloops"  shipwreck at Isle Royale National Park was fatally injured in a diving accident.&nb


Wow!

Weekend News Roundup for July 13

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. Mineral rights are challenged. Wisconsin legislators want armed guards removed from mining test sites.


Deer tick

Watch for deer ticks this summer

It’s deer tick season and that means taking extra precautions against Lyme disease. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Regional Epidemiologist Amy Westbrook..


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GM Garden Club's 79th Annual Flower Show this Friday

The Grand Marais Garden Club’s 79th Annual Flower Show is Friday, July 19, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.


Commissioners Hakes, Martinson and Hall

Possible wheelage tax discussed at county

Permit and penalty fees, a possible wheelage tax, leveling the vacation and resort rental permit playing field and a new walkway at the tennis courts.


Sen. Al Franken

Senate tries again to keep lower student loan rates

The interest rate on Stafford student loans is now twice what it was before the first of July. Congressional inaction is the major reason. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.