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There are lots of skiing opportunities on the West End after the latest snow!

West End News March 8

 Congratulations to Frank Moe of Hovland who recently completed a sled dog trip from Grand Marais to the state capitol in St Paul.


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Grand Marais musher closes in on last day of "Sled Dogs to St. Paul"

Frank Moe, a ten dog team and contingent of mushing handlers are on an eight day trek to the State Capitol with petitions against sulfide mining pollution near the BWCAW.


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Rec Park manager talks pool news

The news from the Grand Marais Rec Park is mostly about the pool. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg about pool news and an early start to the season..


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Native American activist Sharon Day on the importance of fresh water

Bob spoke March 2 with Sharon Day, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, in Minnesota in the Marten Clan, who holds a 2nd degree designation as a M’dewiwin water keeper for her tribe. She discussed the role of women in protecting the precious resource of fresh water, and her role last year in the Mother Earth Water Walk.


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What's it like to be in the U.S. illegally? New book shares stories of real people behind the issue

Bob spoke March 2 with Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt, author of "Living 'Illegal': The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration," a new look at the real people behind this complex issue.


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Sled Dogs to St. Paul arrive in Duluth

Yesterday, Frank Moe and his team of sled dogs arrived in Duluth's Lester Park, marking the fourth day in their journey from Grand Marais to St. Paul in protest of sulfide mining in Minnesota.


Carol Christenson

Freezing drizzle, warming trend are in the forecast

There are some changes coming in the weather.


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - March 3rd

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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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - February 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.


Rep. Kurt Zellers (second from left) with (left to right) Majority Leader Matt Dean, Gov. Mark Dayton & Rep. Joe Hoppe

Points North: Outdoor Banquet Serves Political Indigestion

The old saw “never turn down a free lunch” is good advice, even if it takes some effort to reach the table. Recently, I took an afternoon off and drove to St. Paul for a free dinner.


"Down a few hundred more from the '10-'11 count, the spiraling downward decline of moose is cause for considerable... concern"

Wildersmith March 2

Finally, a little bit more winter along the Gunflint byway! February ended and March came in on somewhat lion-like terms.


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Weekend News Roundup for March 3

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


 

Positive Relationships - March 3, 2012

Relationships are critical to our well being and health. Yet, they are so easily damaged.  Cultivating positive relationships is not a technique, it is a way of living.


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“Intimate Abuse” is topic for March First Thursday program

According to a new national survey by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse.


Grand Portage Tribal Council Vice-Chairman John Morrin speaks at the Grand Marais rally / photo Stephan Hoglund

People rally against sulfide mining in Grand Marais

On Thursday about 100 people gathered in Grand Marais Harbor Park.


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