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Sawtooth Mountain CEO discusses Health Center "funding cliff"

The Health Center Funding Cliff may become a reality in just days.  If that happens, the Health Center Program will incur a 70% reduction to program funding.


Minnesota wolf population likely increased by 25 percent over last year

Results from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2016-17 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent since the 2015-16 survey.


Wildlife researcher seeks support to solve mystery of brainworm transmission in moose

Scientists believe moose acquire an often deadly brainworm in Minnesota when they eat snails and slugs carrying the parasite’s larvae.

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Weekend News Roundup for September 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Lutsen Mountains gondola in the fall

Forest Service seeks comments on possible expansion of Lutsen Mountains

If you have thoughts on the possible expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, the time to comment is now.

Mallards are fairly common in Cook County

Waterfowl hunting season starts this weekend in Minnesota

Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Susie Island chain in Lake Superior

Susie Island returned to Grand Portage Band

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and The Nature Conservancy announced this week that Susie Island has been returned to the tribe.

Excavation has begun on the Grand Marais workforce housing development

Work begins on Grand Marais workforce housing development

Progress is being made toward the construction of the first phase of workforce housing in Grand Marais by One Roof Housing.  

Grand Marais City Hall

City Council approves rezoning request for possible multifamily housing complex

The Grand Marais City Council tackled a number of issues at its September 13 meeting.

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Rear-end collision on east Highway 61

There was a collision on east Highway 61 just before 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 when a vehicle that was stopping for a school bus was rear-ended.