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Sen. Franken talks about pending veteran's legislation

The U.S. Senate considers legislation to help veterans and will take up the school trust lands issue soon. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota U.S.


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Commissioner Hakes reports on community center progress

City and county progress on the community center. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Sue Hakes about recent developments.


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Lawsuit filed against Minnesota's wolf season


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two groups have filed a lawsuit to try to block the opening of Minnesota's wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall.
 

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West End News: September 13

Cindy and I were watching the Twins game last week, when she suddenly said, "Wait, pause, go back!  I think I see our friend Walter in the crowd behind the batter."  I quickly rewo


 

Grand Portage man charged as sexual predator

In Cook County District Court Monday, Sept.


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Forest Service reopens some BWCAW routes, others remain closed

Due to successful suppression of the Parley Lake and Hoist Bay wildfires by fire crews over the weekend, the US Forest Service announced Monday evening that it has re-opened the areas adjacent to thes


 

Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Timothy Lineberry on the epidemic of military suicides, and what can be done to help

Bob spoke recently with Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Mayo Clinic psychiatrist & suicide expert for the Army, about the alarming increase in the military suicide rate, and what can be done to stop this trend. You can read his full article in the September edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, here.  


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Cook County's Denny Fitzpatrick shares experience as national political convention delegate

Bob chatted Sept. 14 with Denny Fitzpatrick of Grand Marais, who recently served as a delegate from Minnesota to the Democratic National Convention. Hear what it's really like to work behind the fanfare and speeches.


Emerald Lake-Knife Lake fire

Small fire near Grand Marais extinguished

The one-tenth acre Little Devil Fire near Grand Marais and outside the BWCAW was spotted on Saturday and quickly extinguished. The Forest Service says it remains on patrol status.


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USFS reports on fire fighting, conditions, closures; small fire near Grand Marais spotted, extinguished

The Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District issued the following mid-day report, Sunday, September 16 on wildfires in the Superior National Forest, including Cook and Lake c


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 15th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Stink Bug

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 1st

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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