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Invasive species like the sea lamprey can cause significant environmental and economic damage.

EPA Awards $400,000 to University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program

The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program is receiving a $400,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant.  The money will

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Lake Superior Forum to address water quality and sustainability on Lake Superior’s North Shore

Ashland, Wisconsin --- Lake Superior offers many things to those who live by her shores and to visitors who travel from around the world to experience the magnificence of the largest freshwater lake o

The summer star triangle: Vega, Deneb and Altair

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Asterisms & More

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 3

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

Moose in Superior National Forest

Report: Moose may decline faster than originally thought

Minnesota’s stressed moose population could all but disappear within a decade, much faster than previously estimated, if the current rate of decline continues.

Mayor Larry Carlson

City OKs pool negotiations with county

Grand Marais will work with the county to end the pool impasse so the community center project can go forward…but not everyone’s in favor of that.

Forest Service

Crews monitoring 130-acre forest fire near Ely

A lightning-sparked fire in the BWCAW now being monitored by firefighters has grown to 130 arcres.

Road work

Two Hwy 61 projects to watch for in Sept.

A pedestrian accessibility improvement project near Hwy 61 at Gooseberry Falls State Park begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Hwy 61 traffic will not be affected by the project.

Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

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

Black bear in the forest

DNR urges caution after bear incidents near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.