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Weekend News Roundup for November 21

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories.


Forum: Completing your health care directive, November 25

The North Shore Health Care Foundation hosts a Community Open Forum Tuesday afternoon, November 25th, designed to help peop


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: November 21

Beginning this week’s Gunflint scoop finds the weather outside frightful.


Oshki Ogimaag Charter School organizes food drive

We'll from Ariana and Jacob about the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School's food drive.


Andrew Beavers reports news from Lutsen Town Board meeting

November's Lutsen Township Board meeting included discussion about replacing the supervisor position being vacated by Ginny Storlie, problems with highway guardrails, and the annual Fire Departmen


Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Who: 
Jeremy Ridlbauer
When: 
Sat, 12/20/2014 (All day)

The Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count day is Saturday, December 20. Both feeder watchers and walking/driving birders are needed for the count in the Grand Marais count

 Lutsen resident Amy Freeman viewing Statue of Liberty from a canoe

West End News: November 20

The West End’s prodigal son, Noah Horak, will be back in Tofte for the holidays.
 


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Split Rock Lighthouse remembers the Edmund Fitzgerald

The annual Mustering of the Last Watch ceremony for the crewmen aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald is held at Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, MN on November 10th.


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Sawbill Outfitters owner Bill Hansen on unique work credit system that keeps both owners & employees happy

Ann & Dick chatted with Bill Hansen, owner of Sawbill Outfitters in Tofte with his wife Cindy, about their unique work credit system in which employees bid on jobs each week. Bill explained the idea behind it, how it works, and how & why it benefits both employees and the business.


Commissioner Garry Gamble

Plowing the Irish Creek road is a pricey undertaking

The cost of  the Irish Creek Road Subordinate Service District is running higher than anticipated.


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Gratitude: It's good for you

This is a great time of year to reflect on gratitude. Ann spoke Nov. 14 with Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN, about why gratitude and its cousin, mindfulness, is good for our well-being. You can learn more about the Center here.


Great Expectations

Latest update from GES

Great Expectations School is about to get hooked up to broadband.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with GES board member Jeff Kern about broadband and about the school’s character development asse


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken shares his views on net neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot topic nationally, but with all the political clouds swirling around the topic, you have a right to be confused. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sen.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill talks about the changing face of the Minnesota House

The Minnesota House has Republican leadership now. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Democratic Rep. David Dill about some of the anticipated changes.


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