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WTIP Weekend NewsRoundup for March 24

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week Fire restrictions to go on, ISD166 to start a hybrid 4-day calendar, the Park Service looks at Isl

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill discusses a Constitutional Amendment and the rest of the current legislative session

The Voter ID Constitutional Amendment bill is moving through the Legislature. DFL Rep. David Dill doesn’t think much of it. Rep. Dill spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen this week.

Commissioner Johnson

County may avoid redistricting special election

It looks as though Cook County will avoid a special election in one commissioner district due to a change in the census. Also, bullet-proof glass may be in the court house future.

Great Expectations Charter School

GES looks at ISD166 proposed hybrid four-day calendar

Great Expectations Charter School has some functional ties to ISD166.

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Fire restrictions likely to start locally April 2

Rain may be falling and in the forecast, but we’re still under drought conditions.

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Park Service to study Isle Royale wolves

The National Park Service has begun an internal review of the wolf population and wildlife dynamics on Isle Royale.

Cook County Schools

ISD166 to try modified 4-day calendar

The ISD166 school board will decide on money saving school calendar changes at its April 19 meeting.

Beth Schwarz

ISD166 discusses modified 4-day schedule for 2012-13

The ISD166 school board recently met to discuss, among other things, budget reductions and wjat will result in a 50-50 modified four-day school week.

Spring grass fire

Burning restrictions take effect March 26 for much of state

Fire danger in most of Minnesota is expected to increase rapidly in the coming week, as the snow continues to melt and winds dry the dead standing grass and brush in open areas.

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WTIP Weekend NewsRoundup for March 17

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