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Rep. Rob Ecklund

Legislators begin planning budget requests

The Minnesota Legislature now has the latest budget forecast to mull over, so we can expect committees to start rolling out their spending proposals.

Mary Manning at the Apostle Island race

Mushing season not over yet for local mushers

Local mushers travel far and wide to pursue their sport with their canine athletes. A number of sled dog racers are preparing for the Copper Dog Sled Dog Race in Calumet, Michigan, on March 3-5.

Anne Brataas

Boreal launches Blandin funded youth project

Boreal Community Media has received a grant from the Blandin Foundation to develop a program they call Boreal Corps, which involves students in grades 4 through 12.

The Nordic Nature Group and Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

City adopts Climate Inheritance Resolution brought forward by Nordic Nature Group

The Nordic Nature Group, a contingent of young naturalists, spoke to the Grand Marais City Council on Wednesday, February 22. 

Canoeing in the BWCA Wilderness in November

Study finds BWCAW has significant economic impact in northeastern Minnesota

A recent study in northeastern Minnesota focused on the economic impact the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has on the region.

Lake View Dairy

Local dairy loses legal appeal, aims for Supreme Court

A Minnesota Court of Appeals has issued a decision confirming that the state’s Department of Health has the legal right (and duty) to inspect Lake View Natural Dairy and its non-pasteurized milk

Aerial View of Grand Marais

Details emerge of Grand Marais seaplane service to Isle Royale

For many years Cook County residents and visitors to the area have enjoyed taking a ferry from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior.

Mike Stewart

First snow, cold, then warmer weather returns

There’s snow in the forecast, maybe as much as 4 to 5 inches, but then things will warm up again. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.

Health care with minors

Clinic has new policy on treating minors

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic has a new policy regarding health care for minors. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde and Clinical Manager Kate Surbaugh.