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Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks about local post offices and college loans

College loan affordability and reducing hours at rural post offices. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U. S. Senator Al Franken this morning on “Daybreak.”

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD 166 has a contract with teacher's union

ISD 166 has certified a contract for the 2011-13 school year and approved a district literacy plan.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

"A dark and stormy week"

A sunny start to the week, but thunderstorms thereafter.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson who predicts a wet week.

Gray wolf

DNR outlines wolf season details -- a two part hunt and trap

Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunting and trapping season will be conducted this fall and winter.

30- to 49-year-olds are increasingly moving to rural communities like ours

U of M study finds increase in 30- to 49-year-olds moving to rural communities

There’s a lot of talk about how more and more young people are leaving rural communities like ours.

Ball-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises.

"Move it in May" - Youth Academics

"Move it in May" is a month-long celebration of active living in Cook County - sponsored by Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Health Care Foundation, Health Reform Minnesota, Lloyd K.

Radio dog

Weekend News Roundup for May 19

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Burning restricts to lift, BP oil spill remnants show up in Minnesota birds, Rep.

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Cutworm egg masses showing up in our region

The mystery of the yellow egg masses showing up on screens and windows throughout the area has been solved.

Ely fire

Suppression continuing for Highway 1 fire at southern edge of Ely

 Highway 1 Fire Update

May 18, 2012

From the Minnesota Incident Command System

Anna Deschampe and the "People Wall"

Grand Portage State Park opens "People Wall"

A new photo display has been installed at Grand Portage State Park. WTIP’s Jay Andersen interviewed Park Naturalist Anna Deschampe  about the “People Wall.”