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IRRRB to cut budget 35% for fiscal 2012

The brief but dramatic drop in taconite production in 2009, with the accompanying drop in state taconite tax revenues, means less money will be available in the next year for Iron Range development pr


Commissiioner Jim Johnson

County begins budget setting process for 2012

The county board has started the long process of crafting a budget for 2012.


Great Expectations School

School districts meet to talk collaboration

Great Expectations and ISD166 met together recently to talk about cooperation and collaboration between the districts.


Moose in Superior National Forest

DNR issues draft moose management plan

Wildlife managers hope a new moose management plan will keep the immense icons roaming the Arrowhead for generations to come.


Fall stream colors -- photo, Lutsen Resort

Can predictions of summer into October be true?

After a bout with some heavy storms, weather in the days ahead looks quite summery. With any luck predictions of a long summer will come true.


A Night to Remember by Travis Novitsky

Grand Portage photographer Travis Novitsky shares his approach to his art

Bob visited Aug. 12 with Travis Novitsky, accomplished photographer from Grand Portage, about capturing the northern lights, night photography, and more. Travis' images of the aurora were recently featured on spaceweather.com.


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Seduced by smartphones? Psychologist Lisa Merlo on how some people are addicted

Bob spoke Aug. 12 with psychologist & addiction expert Dr. Lisa Merlo of the University of Florida, about how people are becoming increasingly attached and even addicted to their smart phones.


Fireweed

Late summer -- fireweed and friends

In the late summer many woodland and roadside plants are in bloom. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about fireweed, asters, goldenrod and more.


BWCAW scene

Veteran Twin Cities journalist Don Shelby on hardrock sulfide mining proposed for northern Minnesota

Buck spoke Aug. 12 with Don Shelby, veteran journalist and MinnPost.com contributor, about the proposed PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, the involvement of former BP CEO Tony Hayward, and what it could mean for the health of the BWCA Wilderness.


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Fond du Lac Band buys Spirit Island

A sacred Ojibwe island on the St. Louis Rivernow belongs to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Split Rock Lighthouse -- Google Images

Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Mound earn National Historic Landmark status

Two historic properties administered by the Minnesota Historical Society have earned the coveted designation of National Historic Landmark.


Cicada

Late summer cicadas sing their high-pitched song

They’re not too big, they’re green and stocky. They also make an incredibly loud sound. This is the time of year you’ll hear them.


Rock Cairns

Of Woods and Words: Leaving a Mark

I don’t remember noticing them when I was younger. Now, on each visit to Artist’s Point and the Grand Marais Harbor, I’m amazed at the plethora of rock cairns I find.


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Qwest is now officially CenturyLink

If this month’s phone bill arrives in a CenturyLink envelope, it’s not a mistake, it’s official.


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