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Weekend News Roundup for January 7

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

Radon Test Kit

Radon: A Silent Killer

January is National Radon Awareness Month.  It's estimated that 1 in 3 Minnesota homes have elevated levels of radon, which can be a serious health risk.  In this interview, WTIP volunteer T

Community Connections plan with holding pond option

City Park Board discusses modified “Connections” plan

There’s a comparably effective but substantially less costly plan on the table for treating storm water runoff at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

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Great Lakes research center gets study grant

A Twin Ports research institute will study environmental issues facing shipping and Great Lakes marine transportation under a five-year agreement with the federal government.

Lonnie at the headwall

Dupre suffers minor frostbite on Denali

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre suffered minor frostbite on six fingers Monday after carrying supplies to the top of an 800-foot slope on Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

National Weather Service

Mild weather to continue into new year

It’s been the warmest and driest December in many years in the Arrowhead.

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Lodging tax revenues for 2011 continue upward trend over 2010

Lodging tax revenues for November were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock camping to expand

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is getting closer to finishing plans to expand its campground from 24 sites to more than 100.

Lonnie Dupre

Lonnie is on the Mountain and climbing

Lonnie Dupre, the adventurer from Grand Marais, is making steady progress toward the summit of Mount McKinley, according to his base team.

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Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 31

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