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Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues for the month of January have increased over December 2009 numbers for all reporting tourism associations.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.


Grand Marais Harbor 1/02/2010

In late winter the land warms, but the big lake ices up

Why does the North Shore seem warmer this winter? Temperatures in February were some of the highest in the state. If that’s the case, why is there so much ice out on Lake Superior?


Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth meetings on North Shore March 1 & 2

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gearing up to tackle gypsy moth infestations in northeastern Minnesota.
 

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City and non-profit collaborate to save energy

At the last meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, Wednesday, Feb.

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Weekend News Wrap Feb. 27

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Superintendent makes change to ISD166 to staff cuts

Among the staff cuts originally listed as a part of budget balancing for Cook County Schools ISD166, was one that should not have been there.


Life under the snow

In winter plants may be dormant, but their chemistry works overtime

We all know animals have various ways of dealing with winter. Some hibernate; some stay active under the snow. Much the same is true for seeds and plants.


Forest fire aftermath

Crews on Gunflint Trail clearing dead trees

 

 

The U.S. Forest Service is asking motorists to watch for crews and equipment clearing trees along the Gunflint Trail and side roads near Seagull Lake.