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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. 

Moose in Superior National Forest

Grand Portage biologist discusses 2017 moose hunt

An estimated 42 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa bands in northeastern Minnesota.

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Weekend News Roundup for September 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Former head of county Human Services makes first court appearance. Area state park accounts are hacked.

North Shore Health

North Shore Health utilizing Avera telehealth network

Avera eCARE helps provide emergency support to rural hospitals when

Drivers should watch for flooded roadways

National Weather Service issues thunderstorm, flash flooding warning

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms will continue overnight. A few storms may be strong to severe over portions of northern Minnesota.

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Update on smoky and hazy skies

You may have noticed a little smoke in the air during the past week.  WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with a meteorologist from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to find out more about