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Sen. Franken talks about pending veteran's legislation

The U.S. Senate considers legislation to help veterans and will take up the school trust lands issue soon. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota U.S.

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Commissioner Hakes reports on community center progress

City and county progress on the community center. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Sue Hakes about recent developments.

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Lawsuit filed against Minnesota's wolf season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two groups have filed a lawsuit to try to block the opening of Minnesota's wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall.


Grand Portage man charged as sexual predator

In Cook County District Court Monday, Sept.

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Forest Service reopens some BWCAW routes, others remain closed

Due to successful suppression of the Parley Lake and Hoist Bay wildfires by fire crews over the weekend, the US Forest Service announced Monday evening that it has re-opened the areas adjacent to thes

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Small fire near Grand Marais extinguished

The one-tenth acre Little Devil Fire near Grand Marais and outside the BWCAW was spotted on Saturday and quickly extinguished. The Forest Service says it remains on patrol status.

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USFS reports on fire fighting, conditions, closures; small fire near Grand Marais spotted, extinguished

The Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District issued the following mid-day report, Sunday, September 16 on wildfires in the Superior National Forest, including Cook and Lake c

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USFS issues Saturday evening update on Superior National Forest fires

The following report was issued on Saturday evening, September 15, from the Kawishiwi Ranger District in the Superior National Forest.

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USFS issues fire update; Gunflint Trail may experience smoke from Quetico on Sunday

The US Forest Service Tofte Ranger District released a fire update at 11 AM, Saturday, September 15.

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Weekend News Roundup for September 15

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