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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for June 20

Prescribed burns, a mining decision appealed, a BWCAW case settled and musher concern about an Alaska fire…all this and more in the week’s news.

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Last Will and Testament {Will Mayer /Flickr}

Brown Bag Lunch: Why You Need a Will, June 23

Power of attorney, advance directives and wills:  estate planning is important for adults of all ages.

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Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital to attend rural health conference

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center will participate in the Minnesota Rural Health Conference next week in Duluth, as well as this weekend’s Wellness Fair in Grand Portage.&nbsp

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{Michael Hicks /Flickr}

All Welcome at Grand Portage National Monument

Grand Portage National Monument is 35 miles northeast of Grand Marais and well worth the trip.  North Shore Morning host Randy East

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Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 decides on an operating levy for a fall referendum

The ISD166 board has decided on an operating levy goal for this fall’s referendum.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about the levy as well as a tougher atte

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Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival begin June 19 at North House

It's the weekend of the longest day of the year and North House Folk School is celebrating with their annual Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival.

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Meteorologist Mike Stewart

NEW: This weekend's weather looks wet

Looks like a spotty weather weekend: on and off rain and maybe a thunderstorm or two.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about the prospects for a damp Grandma&rsquo

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The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: The toxic legacy of the former Finland Air Force Base

Just outside of Finland, Minnesota, on the top of Lookout Mountain, is a Minnesota Superfund Site.

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Place-based learning at Wolf Ridge

On the Nature of Teaching: "Place-Based Education"

On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world

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Commissioner Gamble

USFS to recommend only a few miles of forest roads to be vacated

Of all miles of forest roads we have in the county, only a few are scheduled for closure by the U.S.

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