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BWCAW cell phone tower lawsuit heads to trial

An environmental group is going to court April 11 to try to block AT & T's plan to build a 450-foot cell phone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Community health care

First Thursday spotlights Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Are we a healthy county? What needs to be done to ensure we stay healthy and keep a community clinic close to home? Drs.

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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.

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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

WTIP receives awards from the Minnesota Associated Press

WTIP receives awards from the Minnesota Associated Press

WTIP is being recognized for several features produced by station staff and volunteers in the 2010 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards.

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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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West End News April 6

Like many Cook County residents at this time of year, I have traveled a good distance south to spend a week being renewed by a beach and a hammock before the busy summer season gets under way.

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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.

Winter Kayaking on the Big Lake with Bryan Hansel

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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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