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Points North: Bad luck doesn't deter budding angler

Some say fishing is just luck. My friend Kate Watson would agree, pointing out that all of hers is bad. Twice this summer the Grand Marais woman has gone fishing with yours truly.


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Local fish report for Friday, August 31

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, we’ve got some heat coming as this weekend lines up to be busy.


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Lodging tax revenues for July stay steady

Lodging tax revenues for the seventh month of 2012 were up compared to July of last year county-wide.


Braidy Powers

Voter ID Amendment presents logistical and financial issues for county

On November 6, Minnesota voters will make their choice on a Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.


Sauna - photo by Pete Kratochvil

West End News: August 30

For a couple of days this week, the pace of the summer tourism slowed down and all West End residents took a collective deep breath.  I had lunch at a local restaurant and the staff was commentin


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Elevated fire levels exist for Labor Day weekend

Elevated fire risk conditions are one for the Labor Day weekend. Both the DNR and Forest Service are reminding campers to be extra careful with campfires this holiday.


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Construction continues on I-35 between Duluth, Twin Cities

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.


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Steelworkers at two Minn. mines prepare to strike

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Steelworkers at two Iron Range taconite mines say they're prepared to strike as soon as Saturday.


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DNR wildlife veterinarian Erika Butler on possible new health threat to moose

Erika Butler, wildlife veterinarian with the MN DNR, talked with Buck Aug. 24 about a health threat to moose: eastern equine encephalitis virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. She explained what it is  and how the DNR is working to learn more about this possible factor in moose mortality.  


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Author & humorist Michael Perry on his brand-new book,"Visiting Tom"

Bob chatted Aug. 24 with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, about his latest book, "Visiting Tom." In it, Perry shares stories and lessons from his friendship with Tom Hartwig, a quirky 82-year-old with, among other things, a love for old artillery.  


Carol Christenson

Hot weather set for the rest of the week

No severe weather left in the forecast, only sunshine and high temps, with sprinkles for Labor Day weekend.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital sees uptick in summer services

It’s summer on the North Shore and that means increased activity at Cook County North Shore Hospital.


If you look along the Milky Way, you should see three bright stars: the summer triangle (Top to Bottom: Deneb, Vega & Altair)

Northern Sky: Gaining Constellations, Losing a Few Old Friends

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Gray Wolf

Judge set to consider blocking Wis. wolf hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge is expected to consider this week whether to halt Wisconsin's new wolf hunt before it starts.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 25th

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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