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Mayor Larry Carlson

City finalizes 2012 budget and levy

The City of Grand Marais has finalized its 2012 budget, has a contract with its union and saved some money on bond interest.

EDA office at Grand Marais City Hall

EDA Open House this Thursday

The Cook County/Grand Marais EDA is hosting a Holiday Open House this Thursday, December 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Housing Administrator Nancy Grabko will be there, along with EDA bo

1% sales tax figures are growing

County 1% sales tax revenue up this year

The Cook County Auditor’s office as released 18-month figures for collection of the 1% local option sales tax – and the fund is growing faster this year.

Commissioner Sobanja

Sobanja: County has a 2012 budget and levy

The county has a budget and there are more plans for using Lake Superior water at the golf course and maybe the ski hill.

Large Lake Observatory equipment

UMD’s Large Lake Observatory research reported online

The work of the Large Lakes Observatory is the latest local research topic covered by the online magazine Science Nation.

Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack moves ahead with land swap

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack said late last week he would introduce legislation ordering the U.S.

DJ in the early years

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 10

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

Brad Moore

PolyMet copper mine timetable slowed again

The proposed PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minnesota is facing more delays in the timetable to finish its environmental review.

Conductor Bill Beckstrand

Community Christmas Concert: Rehearsals & Reflections

This year’s performances of the annual Community Christmas Concert in Grand Marais drew capacity crowds, December 4 & 5th.  In this feature, WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson talks with conductor and composer Bill Beckstrand, now in his second year as director.  Mark also recorded parts of the final rehearsal and spoke with orchestra and chorus members.