Public Affairs

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Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy

Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted with Dick Jan. 31 about her work, including small steps people can take to feel happier, and her new workshops especially for men, "Escape From the Man Cage."


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AEOA Offers Financial Assistance for Heating Costs

On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Emergency Executive Order declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to a severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuel suppli


PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

Non-ferrous mining supporters, critics convene for Polymet's Duluth public meeting

A proposed open-pit copper mine near Hoyt Lakes has sparked an impassioned debate across northeastern Minnesota.


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Grand Portage Vice Chairman discusses new White Earth constitution

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.


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Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers explains your proposed property tax statement

Puzzled about your proposed 2014 property tax statement? Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers spoke with WTIP’s Ann Possis earlier this week to explain more about them.


Sign at the outskirts of the White Earth Nation (J Stephen Conn/Flickr)

New constitution for White Earth has implications for MN Chippewa Tribe

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.


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Author Tom Kizzia on "Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith & Madness on the Alaska Frontier"

Buck spoke recently with Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News reporter and author of "Pilgrim's Wilderness." Billed as "Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter," it's the true story of a modern-day family with a cult-leader-like patriarch who moves to a remote area of the Alaskan wilderness. Named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year for 2013.


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Good news from the Y, new long-term housing, and more discussed at County Board meeting

Cook County’s Danna MacKenzie moves on to a new state position, good news from the YMCA, and new long-term residential housing were discussed at this week’s County Board meeting.


Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos explains the various of phone and internet scams that are common today (Hendrick Hansen/Flickr)

Phone & online scams - what's out there and how to avoid them

Phone and online scams have become more common in recent years.