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Weekend News Roundup for February 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Grass carp in the Great lakes, protestors outside Rep.

The Super Bowl begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5

Super Bowl plans discussed in downtown Grand Marais

Sunday, Feb. 5 is the Super Bowl, which is a big deal for some people and means almost nothing to others.

Cleveland Cliffs burglary suspect found guilty

One of the people involved in a break-in and theft at Cliffs Mining in Schroeder in March 2016 has been found guilty in Cook County court.

Rep. Rick Nolan

Rep. Nolan supports both mining exploration and a clean wilderness

U.S. Representative Rick Nolan believes the 8th District can sustain mining exploration as well as keeping a clean and safe wilderness watershed.

The Visit Cook County team at the Explore Minnesota annual conference

Visit Cook County receives awards during Explore Minnesota conference

Visit Cook County, the tourism organization for Grand Marais and other surrounding communities, received a record-breaking three awards during the Explore Minnesota annual conference.  Linda Jure

Sexual exploitation

February Thursday Community Conversation is on sexual exploitation

There’s more than one kind of safe harbor. One is for boats, the other is for women and girls.  Human trafficking, sexual assault and exploitation.

One of Marathon winner Ryan Anderson's young dogs

The Beargrease experience at Trail Center

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon wrapped up on Wednesday, February 1, but memories of the 2017 race live on.

Ely Memorial High's remarkable 83-year-old cheerleader

Ely Memorial High School has only one cheerleader for their basketball team – but she is very special. WTIP’s Sherrie Lindskog learns more in this interview.


Winter kids

First February weekend will have easy-to-take weather

The weather will slowly start to warm over the next few days, and there may be a little snow as well. Typical February.

Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund: Budget, bonding and bipartisanship

The Legislature is in full swing. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.