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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 23

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories. A wild rice deal reached in the Legislature. Airport runway is funded.


Budget reductions and a new bus garage discussed at ISD166

Proposed budget reductions and a badly needed bus garage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz about money, kids and safe travel.


Hospital votes against local energy project

This week the North Shore Hospital and Care Center board voted against joining the biomass energy project.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


Reducing the stigma of mental illness

"Make it OK" is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness, promote open discussion, and encourage people to seek support wh


Emerald Ash Borer workshops offered in Cook and Lake County

The emerald ash borer is considered the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America and to help educate the public about this insect, there will be workshops offered in Cook and Lake Co


Sen. Franken discusses pending NSA vote

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on limits to the National Security Agency. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Al Franken.


Home buyer's workshop is June 13

If you’re thinking about buying a home, the prospect can seem daunting and process confusing.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the EDA’s Pat Campanaro about the upcoming home buy


Networking Luncheon addresses 'What's Age Got To Do With It?' on May 21

There will be a May Networking Luncheon addressing the new demographic shifts occurring in both the work force as well as the consumer ranks.


Playhouse offers class in performing Shakespeare, May 20&21

If you like Shakespeare or would just like to try being involved in theater, the Grand Marais Playhouse is offering a class that welcomes all levels of experience.


'Findings: A Jewelry Symposium' featured in Grand Marais June 11-14

The Art Colony, in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, will host a Jewelry Symposium in June.