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Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 12

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


Poplar River Valley

DNR issues ski hill permit to draw water from slowing Poplar River

After a review of more than 600 comments from the public, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr issued a permit to Lutsen Mountains Ski Hill to take water from the Poplar River for snowmaking despite the stre


Ada Igoe

Igoe wins award for Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Superior Magazine won 15 awards including a gold for Overall Excellence in its category and four additional gold awards at the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association’s annual Excelle


Mayor Carlson

Pool proposal, animal ordinance and new firefighters discussed at city meeting

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson joined WTIP's Jay Andersen in the studio with AM Community Calendar hosts Ann Possis and Marnie McMillan. The subject was Wednesday's City Council meeting.


Hal Greenwood. Photo: North Shore Highway 61

Alternative pool proposal brought to city and county

Claiming the cost of a renovated municipal pool would be far less than originally thought, a group of citizens lead by Hal Greenwood brought their information to the city and county this week.


Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Pool idea floated at county board meeting

A new swimming pool proposal was floated at the county board meeting this week. Commissioners also discussed a warming house for skaters and passed a social host ordinance.


Danna MacKenzie

Interview with County Information Systems Director Danna Mackenzie

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.


Familiar scene on Hwy 1

Public meeting for Hwy 1 construction project set for Nov. 15 in Ely

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Hwy 1 reconstruction project south of Ely between Forest Road 424/New Tomahawk Road and just north of Forest Road 553.


High speed internet

Governor names county info director to broadband task force

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Snow is on the way, but not quite here yet

We’re into the snow season, however not much of it is falling in the drought-stricken Arrowhead.