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Weekend News Roundup for April 9

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

Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich

Isle Royale wolf population dwindling

Moose and wolves have coexisted on Isle Royale for some six decades, but wolf numbers are down and researchers think there may only be one or two females left, putting the populations of both species

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VPC events highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence affects millions of men, women, and children in the United States and across the globe every year.  To help combat this ongoing and devastating problem, the month of April is desi

April 15

In Minnesota -- taxes are a three-legged stool

April 15 is the deadline for paying our income taxes. But income taxes in Minnesota are only one leg of a three-legged stool, according to one Twin Cities think tank.

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What a government shutdown means to you

OK, let’s say there is no budget deal in Washington and the government shuts down the end of the work day Friday. What does that mean to us in Cook County?

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Range Legislators lose House budget battle

The bill that would strip economic development funds from the Arrowhead has passed the Minnesota House. Loud protests from Iron Range lawmakers were drown out by a 70 to 60 vote.

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Emergency Services Conference will put a plane wreck in the Rec Park

New bike trail campsite rates have been set by the park board. There’s also news about the up-coming Emergency Services Conference that will bring an airplane wreck to the Rec Park.

Moose on the North Shore

Deer Hunters Assn. hosts forum on moose

Because moose in Minnesota don’t have an advocacy group, the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association has picked up their cause.

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Weekend snow carried high moisture content

North Shore weather is always unpredictable, but never more so than in the spring of the year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Minneapolis brewery has Cook County connection

The beer brewing landscape is changing in Minneapolis. One of the small breweries helping to do that is Fulton Brewery.