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Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 11

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Middle of the Road

Wildersmith December 11

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  I’m guessing that such is the case down on Bow Lake at Okontoe as “in the lane, snow is glistening.” It’s a gorgeous winter wonderla

White Abstraction

Wildersmith December 4

Winter took another swipe at the Gunflint Territory last week. And for once the weather forecasters hit one right on.

Untitled Winter

Wildersmith November 27

Old Man Winter seems to be enjoying the territory now that he has finally arrived.  For the second consecutive weekend, the pesky guy has dropped a few more inches of snow.

Deer (Wikimedia)

Points North: The Price We Pay for Deer Abundance

New England's abundant whitetails present a host of management challenges, according to a story in the current issue

Minnesota Corn (Kris on Wikimedia)

Points North: We Need A Salesman To Lead The DNR

 While we still aren’t sure who will be our next governor, some are already speculating about who our incoming leader will appoint to lead the Minnesota DNR.


City raises 2011 levy by three percent

The Grand Marais city council met to finalize a budget and levy for 2011. Funding uncertainty at the state level forced a levy increase. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


Pool repair progress slowed by weather

When October winds took the roof off the municipal pool, the city and park board moved to get the popular facility back up and running as soon as possible. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this update


Surprising discoveries about early history of the Grand Marais area

Local historian Tim Cochrane joined Matthew Brown and Dale Klobuchar Dec. 3 to share highlights from his recent discovery and study of two journals of American Fur Co. employees in the 1820s. You might be surprised at what he learned.


Get through holiday family gatherings with less stress, more fun

Ann Possis spoke recently with William Doherty, family social science professor at the U of MN, about ways to enjoy family and avoid conflict during this holiday season.

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