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Arrowhead population goes down but Cook County bucks trend

Minnesota’s population has grown by just over 6 percent so far this decade, while six of the seven Northeast counties have declined by roughly that same amount. Cook County is the exception, with a population growth of about 5 percent in the last decade.


West End News Dec.11, 2009

The shots for the H1N1 flu virus are still available at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. So far the number of folks showing up for the H1N1 shots has been underwhelming.

City Hall

City adopts 2010 budget with 3 percent levy increase

Grand Marais Mayor Sue Hakes said she hoped to go into 2010 without a raise in taxes. However, Hakes says unallotments made by the governor totaling $31,000 along with the possibility of further cuts next year, made a 3 percent levy increase necessary.


Lexicographer Christine Lindberg on the 2009 Word of the Year

Bob and Ann chatted Dec. 4 with Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer at Oxford University Press, about the 2009 Word of the Year: unfriend. Find out more about Word of the Year and the runners-up. Listen to the interview.


Dave Watson first to ski down K2, world's second-highest mountain

Buck and Bob talked with Dave Watson of the Twin Cities, who recently became the first person to ski down K2, the world's second-highest mountain. Learn more about his adventure. Listen to the interview.


Magnetic North Dec.10, 2009: Beware The White Stuff. And Other Christmas Horror Stories

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where that icky white stuff is starting to pile up. No, not snow. We wish!

Asian Carp

Klobuchar sponsors bill to help keep Asian Carp out of Great Lakes

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has co-sponsored legislation authored by Democrat Senator Carl Levin and Republican George Voinovich to prevent the spread of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes.

Misty Sunrise on Magnetic Rock Trail by Melissa Anderson

Wildersmith On The Gunflint Dec. 9, 2009

The wilderness rendition of holiday decorating has taken on a more serious note since last we met on the radio. A white blanket of snow has been spread through the upper Trail. Several light doses have layered up to five or six inches in most places, flocking a zillion pines to look like a seasonal Gunflint greeting card.


H1N1 now available to all in Cook County

H1N1 vaccination will be available to everyone on a first come first served basis Thursday and Friday. Vaccinations will be in the Sawtooth Mountain clinic patient education room, which is located in the clinic waiting area.

On Thursday Dec.10, a clinic will be held from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday Dec. 11 vaccinations are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Industrial spill near Lake Superior at Marathon, Ontario

A “minor” spill of industrial chemicals at Marathon, Ontario’s bankrupt pulp mill has confirmed the worst fears of municipal leaders in Canada. News of the spill was reported in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Tuesday.

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