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Weekend News Roundup for October 20

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

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Vikings start football, volleyball playoffs

The Cook County Vikings head into the football and volleyball playoffs starting on Tuesday, October 23.

General Election is Nov. 6

Commissioner explains county Voter ID stance

This week the county board voted not to support the Voter ID amendment. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jim Johnson who made the motion at Tuesday’s meeting.

Scene at Kirkkojarvi Comprehensive School outside Helsinki. Photo: Smithsonian Magazine

Education in Finland was topic for school administrators

Local school administrators attend Dept of Education  “alternative approaches to education” seminar.

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County Board opposes Voter ID amendment

The Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday went on record opposing the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.

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Sea Grant gets help with invasive species

Efforts by Minnesota Sea Grant to spread the word to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species have received a big lift — a $400,000 grant from the federal Great lakes Restoration Initiative.<

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Wolf hunting: Legal actions grow, license sales slow

MINNEAPOLIS— Two state conservation groups yesterday asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to stop wolf hunting and trapping this fall.

Gray wolf

Minnesota Supreme Court asked to stop wolf season

MINNEAPOLIS— The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves today asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to stop wolf hunting and trapping this fall.