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Brook trout

Local Fish Report for Friday, Jan. 13

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, the trout opener is just around the corner.


Smoke stack

Dr. Seth Moore: Mercury in the Environment - Part I

January 11, 2012

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


A pack of wolves stopped by Sawbill in the wee hours

West End News Jan. 12

Election filings for township officers are currently open. The township system of government in Minnesota is the closest form of government to actual people.


Mayor Carlson

City takes steps for legal action in pool stalemate

The Grand Marais Mayor and city council members have instructed their attorney to investigate taking legal action against the swimming pool consulting firm they say is holding the city hostage.


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Honeycrisp, Zestar, SweeTango...creating yummy apples at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum

Buck spoke Dec. 30 with David Bedford, apple breeder at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum, about the complex and long (30 years or more) process of developing a new apple variety and bringing it to market. What makes an apple great? Find out here.


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ISD166 and teachers hold “frank” negotiations

Negotiators for Cook County Education Association and Independent School District 166 met on January 10 to continue contract negotiations for 2011-2013. 


Lonnie by moonlight

Dupre to give up McKinley quest

After 19 days alone on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is back in the small town of Talkeetna.


Jay Andersen

WTIP's Jay Andersen with the year's local news in review

Jay Andersen stopped by Dec. 30 to chat with Buck and Bob about 2011's local issues and happenings, including the proposed community center and swimming pool, the new library, what's up with moose and wolves, school district money woes, and more.


Winter camping in the BWCAW

BWCAW winter access increased

More of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has been reopened to winter campers near where the Pagami Creek fire burned last fall.


Tim Dabney

Acting Forest Supervisor takes over on Superior National Forest

Tim Dabney has taken on responsibilities as Acting Forest Supervisor on the Superior National Forest beginning the first of the year.  He will fill the position following the retirement of long-t


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Some snow, little moisture, colder, then back to the weather see-saw

A little snow, but not much moisture content. A little colder temps, but nothing unbearable. Then it’s back to see-saw weather.


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