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Weekend News Roundup for February 21

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top    news stories. Wolves are back under protected status in the Great Lakes.


Ultraviolet Saturn (NASA, Hubble, 2003 /Flikr)

Northern Sky: February 21

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: February 20

Our third stanza of February is complete, and we round the bend in this short month with the March express bearing down on us.


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West End News: February 19

It’s that time year again for the kindergarten round-up at Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.  I wonder where the expression “round-up” got started in reference to recruitin


Hannah and Cade Moore

Dr. Seth Moore: Hannah and Cade share some favorite nature trivia

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


Cook County Invasive Species Team welcomes new coordinator

Cook County and Lake County Invasive Teams work to prevent invasive species within the counties, and Laurel Wilson is the new Cook County Team coordinator. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke wi


Knowledge Bowl Team

Cook County School News: Knowledge Bowl

The Cook County Knowledge Bowl team is having a successful season. They are now preparing for contests in March. Here's adviser April Wahlstrom to tell us all about Knowledge Bowl.


Birth Partners hosts "doula" informational meeting February 19

Birth Partners is a new community partnership forming around the needs of growing families.  WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Erin Huggins on North Shore Morning. 


GES

GES' Peter James discusses the school's recent high quality rating

Great Expectations has been named one of 22 high quality charter schools in Minnesota. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with GES administrator Peter James.

 


Commissioner Storlie

Commissioner Storlie reports on this week's board meeting

The Cook County Board met this week and highway signage was a big topic. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with 5th District Commissioner Ginny Storlie.


Chevrons

Moratorium on Cook County Chevron Signs

The Cook County Highway Department had been planning to erect as many as 100 reflective chevron signs along curves on the Gunflint Trail.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: February 17

Kalina reports the latest School News.


Mokum Carrots

Favorite Vegetable Varieties and Starting Seeds

On the February edition of Northern Gardening, your hosts Diane Booth and Nick Wharton discuss several favorite vegetable varieties along with care of seeds and seedlings - with either


Grand Marais Lioness Club Pancake Breakfast - February 21

Offering all-you-can-eat blueberry pancakes as part of the menu, the Grand Marais Lioness Club pancake breakfast is coming up this Saturday.


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