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School News from Cook County Middle School, February 1

It’s parent-teacher conference time again at Cook County Middle School. In this edition of School News, principal Gwen Carman tells us more about it.

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Points North: In the Grip of Fishing Fever, Anything Seems Possible

I'm not sure what arrived first, the fishing line or the fever. A few days ago, I noticed my preparations for the coming spring are well under way.

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Local fish report for Friday, February 1

According to fishing expert John Muhich of Buck’s Hardware he’s been hearing a lot of big fish stories from the past, probably because fishing is a bit slow right now.

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Dupre hopes to leave Denali base camp on Friday

The amount of time Grand Marais Arctic Adventurer Lonnie Dupre will spend in base camp is dwindling as plans are being  made to airlift him off of Alaska's highest mountain.

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Persistence: A Key Ingredient for Success - February 2, 2013

Summarizing research on persistence from an article in The Intelligent Optimist (  We can learn to develop our persistence to pursue

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Cook County Invite Nordic Ski Meet moved to Saturday morning

A weather forecast  for below zero temperatures on Friday, February 1, has caused the Cook County Invite Nordic Ski Meet to be moved to 11 AM, Saturday, February 2, on the 2.5 k

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Dupre has "a day at the office" at base camp on Denali

Grand Marais Arctic adventurer Lonnie Dupre had "a day at the office" Wednesday after returning to his base camp at 7,200 feet on Alaska's Denali.

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CC/SB boys win Centennial Ski Meet; girls take second

The Cook County/Silver Bay boys and girls Alpine Ski Teams took first and second Tuesday in the Centennial Invitational held at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

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Commissioner talks about fiscal responsibility

Commissioner Garry Gamble spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about county fiscal accountability.

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Dupre at base camp; awaits airlift off Denali

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre finished the last leg of his unsuccessful journey to reach the summit of Alaska's Denali Monday evening when he returned to his base camp.

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Viking boys beat Mesabi East in basketball; Storm lose in hockey

Colin Everson hit 26 points Tuesday night to lead the Cook County Vikings to a 62-48 home win over the Mesabi East Giants in boys basketball.

Moose on the Trail

Outfitter begins anti-moose hunt campaign

Gunflint Trail outfitter Sue Prom is adding to the growing call to stop Minnesota’s annual fall moose hunt in light of the animal’s continued, long-term decline.

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Northern Sky: Winter Stars & Saturn in West Quadrature

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


Redpolls returning to your feeders

Flocks of redpolls usually come down from their northern breeding grounds to visit our feeders every winter.

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