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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for April 30

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


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Pharmaceutical pollution in northeast Minnesota lakes and fish

Pharmaceuticals and other human-produced chemicals are appearing in northeast Minnesota's water and fish - even in remote and pristine lakes. In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, Dr.


Cross River falls. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Prime season arrives for North Shore waterfalls

April and May are a great time to view the many waterfalls the North Shore has to offer. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently made a trip to see some of the local waterfalls. 
 


Spring stream

Warmer, dry weather forecast for weekend

April promises to leave us for a warmer May. This weekend’s weather will be mostly sunny and dry. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Mike Stewart.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken introduces college affordability bill

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate giving states incentives to make college more affordable for more Americans. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the bill’s author, Sen.


The Beaver House

Beaver House brings fresh look in 2016

The Beaver House in Grand Marais has some exciting changes happening in 2016. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story about the iconic downtown business. 
 


Evan Flom (left), Andy Butter and Allissa Stutte with the baby stroller they plan to push around Lake Superior

Trio aims to run around Lake Superior this summer while pushing baby stroller

A group of three friends are running around Lake Superior this summer, on an expedition that will start in Ashland, Wisconsin in May and continue until the trio returns there in August.


Ice and Whitewater

Climatologist talks ice-out forecast for Gunflint Trail lakes

What roles do rain and wind play in removing ice from lakes in Cook County? WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with Pete Boulay of the Minnesota Climatology Office to find out. 
 


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Cold and wet will change to cool and sunny

The cold, wet weather should slowly morph into cool and sunny as the week progresses. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Mike Stewart.


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Fika Coffee set for new location in Lutsen

Fika Coffee has big plans for the business in 2016, including moving its base of operations to a new location in Lutsen.