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Pack & Paddle - June 15

In this edition of "Pack & Paddle" with Scott Oeth, Scott recommends methods of keeping food cool when camping whether you're car camping with your Yeti or heading into the BWCAW.

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YMCA - AmeriCorps Collaboration

Jennifer Trowbridge and Sue Hakes were sworn in during a Zoom cremony Monday, June 8 as part of a larger MN AmeriCorps group as AmeriCorps members in service to the Cook County Community YMCA for

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North Woods Naturalist: Burgeoning of summer

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about the many happenings in our woods and waters as we head into the summer season.

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YMCA Update - June 11

Cook County Community YMCA Branch Executive Director Emily Marshall explains what services are coming back on line at the "Y".

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LSProject: Northeast Minnesota - A history of fire, ice and inland seas

Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today.

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Community members work to create a "Serenity Garden" at North Shore Health

The barren spot at North Shore Health--between the hospital and care center wings--will no longer be a vacant space if a group of citizens reach their goal.

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Salute the Class of 2020 in their graduation parade!

Although there won’t be traditional commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, there is a celebration.

Voices of COVID19 Podcast

Voices of COVID-19 Podcast - Brian Lucas

Brian Lucas lives in the Twin Cities. His parents have property in Cook County and Brian’s daughters have been coming to the North Shore all of their lives.