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Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.


The wonderful new sign at Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, as mentioned by Wildersmith last week.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint August 11

Lest WTIP listener/readers think I might have slipped and hit my head while scribing the news last week, I did not.  As you might recall, I spaced off into oblivion while sharing about the &ldquo


Wildfire

County approves wildfire protection plan

Emergency Management Director Valerie Marasco and Firewise Coordinator Todd Armbruster brought the updated 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to the Cook County Board for approval.


West End News: August 10

If you spend time along the north shore of Lake Superior, chances are you’ve tried your hand at cairn making.


Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter sentenced to more than 12 years on murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby, the man who in May said he was guilty of second-degree murder after a homicide at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, was sentenced today to 12 ½ years in prison.


Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue returns to The Roadhouse with original bluegrass

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue, from Duluth and Superior, made a delightful return appearance on The Roadhouse. Listen for great original tunes and news of their upcoming CD release and tour this fall. Black River Revue is Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Nate Hynum, mandolin/vocals.  You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here. 


Cook County's new branding design

Board begins public discussion of 2018 budget

The preliminary levy for Cook County will be set and made public on Tuesday, Sept. 19.


Gravel Road, Superior Highlands

Settling the dust: County revisits treatment of gravel roads

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug.


The Grand Marais Driver and Vehicle Services office

Computer problems with Driver and Vehicle Services statewide

Although an upgrade to the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services computer system should eventually make things work better for the public, the first week has been plagued with glitches.


mmm...ice cream

Secrets for successfully packing ice cream for the trail, revealed

Kassondra Cloos is associate editor of SNEWS (publication of the outdoor gear industry), as well as a freelance writer. She recently had an article in Backpacker Magazine about her experiments with bringing ice cream on hiking and camping trips. She joined Dave to share her secrets for success. You can learn more about Kassondra's work and writing here.


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Roadhouse checks in with Denny Caneff, new Superior Hiking Trail Association executive director

Denny Caneff is the new executive director of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, coming to the shore by way of Madison, Wisc., where he led the River Alliance of Wisconsin. CJ chatted with him about his new role, what he sees as the biggest challenges and assets of the trail, and much more. You can learn more about the trail and the SHTA here.


Matthew Ecklund works with the students enrolled in the Youth Deckhand Program. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

North House inspires local youth to get involved with sailing

For the second consecutive summer, North House Folk School in Grand Marais offered what is known as the Youth Deckhand Program.


USFS

Acting Tofte ranger brings a varied background to the job

The Tofte Ranger District has an acting ranger who came here from out west. He will likely be the last temporary, because the decision on a permanent ranger appears to be close at hand.


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