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Phil Larson explains a restoration project near the Poplar River while Ilena Hansel looks on. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

LSProject: Poplar River flows with good news for Lake Superior

If ever there was an example of landowners and government agencies taking a negative situation and turning into a positive, a decades-long effort to restore the health of the Poplar River that flows i

Rob Ecklund

Representative Ecklund checks in with WTIP

Minnesota District 3A Representative Rob Ecklund and Senator Tom Bakk visited the North Shore this week, touring potential state bonding sites, taking in the Visit Cook County/Cook County Chamber annu

PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

Elected officials voice support for copper-nickel mines in northeastern Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton made headlines across Minnesota Oct. 24 when he came out in support of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mining project in northeastern Minnesota.

Rita Plourde

More information on the Health Center "funding cliff"

Congress still has not reauthorized funding for the upcoming year for the Community Health Center Program, to avoid the so-called “funding cliff."  To get both a local and state perspe

Boundary Waters sign

New York Times Magazine journalist discusses story on mining near the Boundary Waters

An article published Oct. 12 in the New York Times Magazine focuses on two key issues regarding the economy in northeastern Minnesota: mining and wilderness recreation.

PACER Center helps parents navigate special education services

Parents of children receiving special education services can sometimes be overwhelmed by the process. They don't always know how to be an advocate for their child.

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DNR reminds the public: Don't feed the bears

The black bear is an iconic symbol of Minnesota's wilderness. Most bears are wary of people and will usually leave when encountered.

A high-stumped cut along the Seagull Nature Trail

Seagull Nature Trail impacted with questionable trail clearing

At some point between June and October 2017, a number of young pine trees were cut along the Seagull Nature Trail. The remote corridor is located at the end of the Gunflint Trail.

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Weekend News Roundup for October 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. State tribes will address Enbridge Line 3 issues.

Use caution with fire this fall

The forecast is for beautiful weather through the weekend so it is a great time to get out and enjoy your national forests.