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ElderNomics Minnesota highlights economic struggles of seniors

More than 13 million older adults in America are economically insecure. They live one bad break, one accident, or one layoff away from economic disaster.

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Weekend News Roundup for April 16

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

Grand Marais Public Library

Rumor untrue! Library WILL NOT close during expansion

The rumor that the Grand Marais Public Library will close for five months while renovation and new construction is going on is false.

Wild rice lake: MnDNR

Rep. Dill defends changing sulfate limits in wild rice waters

The debate over protecting wild rice waters and increasing non-ferrous mining is in the courts as well as in Minnesota’s House of Representatives. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report

Mayor Larry Carlson

Grand Marais looking for volunteer firemen

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson reports the city’s fire department could use a few more firefighters.

Tod Sylvester addresses the EDA board, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Amid heated public comments EDA votes to hire golf course manager

The Joint Economic Development Authority Tuesday voted to offer the new general manager’s job at Superior National Golf Course to Bob Fenwick.

Commissioner Sue Hakes

County Board discusses "no net gain", community center and golf

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and the topics discussed included land swaps for no net gain,  the new community center and Superior National Golf Course.

Grey wolf

Budget deal defunds wolf depredation program

The federal program that controls wolf depredation in Minnesota is looking for money. The budget agreement in Washington last week effectively eliminated funding for the U.S.

ISD166 campus

ISD166 moves closer to restructuring administration/support staff

The ISD166 School Board is trying to reduce its administrative budget. They’re looking for savings in all positions from the Superintendent to office secretarial staff.

Road signs

Road south of Ely to see major work this summer

Travelers on Hwy 1 this summer will see some detours as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reconstructs a section 15 miles south of Ely.