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PolyMet processing site - former LTV Steel plant near Hoyt Lakes

DNR finds Polymet project review 'adequate'

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced Thursday, March 3, that the Environmental Impact Statement for Polymet Mining's Northmet Project meets state standards.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

March turns warm with snow and maybe rain

March is warming up. This weekend will have highs in the 40’s, a little snow and maybe even rain as we get into the week.


New sign marks the expansion of North House Folk School

North House expands campus with building purchase

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais expanded its campus this week and moved a portion of the school across Highway 61. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs brings us this story. 
 


Author and voiceover professional Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner, author of "Parenting for the Digital Age," to speak in Grand Marais Tuesday, March 8

If you’ve ever wondered about the effect of technology and digital media on children, there will be a presentation on the topic by author and voiceover professional Bill Ratner at the Arrowh


Caucus

Party faithful make caucus choices

Yesterday was caucus day in Minnesota. Democrats and Republicans met to propose resolutions for their conventions, select delegates and hold preferential presidential polls.


Photo by Adam Johnson

CopperDog sled race in Michigan featured North Shore mushers

The CopperDog Sled Race took place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the last weekend in February.


March thaw

More thawing as the week goes on

Looks like some chilly weather at the front of the week, but warming up considerably as the week progresses. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Amanda Graning.


Brook trout

Lake Superior streams: How cold is cold enough?

A species of fish along the North Shore is being used to help understand possible warming trends for Lake Superior streams and rivers. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report. 
 


Wrist radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for February 27

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Mining issues were again in the news this week.


Snowflakes

Good weekend to get out and play in the snow

Looks like a pretty nice weekend for skiers and snowmobilers and the rest of Cook County winter lovers. Comfortable temperatures and a little measurable snow.