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May 8 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, May 8 Board of Commissioners Meeting

KMSP-TV: Report on wolf re-introduction to Isle Royale.

By Randy Meier of KMSP-TV - May 8, 2018

The miracle of Finland: What a tiny northern Minnesota town can teach America

When the lingering snow from northern Minnesota’s long winter finally recedes, David Abazs’s idyllic homestead in the woods becomes a never-ending to-do list. By Jacob Steinberg of City Pages - May 9, 2018

New study confirms micro-plastics in the Great Lakes

U of M researchers have found microplastic contamination in tap water taken from the Great Lakes, and beer brewed with water from the Great Lakes, in a big study recently published in a scientific journal. By Lou Raguse of KARE-TV on May 7, 2018

Thanks to Donation Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Now Carry Narcan

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies, including K-9 Deputy Eddy, are now equipped to carry the opioid antidote Narcan, thanks to a citizen donation through their 501(C)(3) charitable medical organization. Media Release from Cook County Law Enforcement - May 7, 2018

Cook County Weekly Sheriff's Report

From Cook County Law Enforcement - May 7, 2018

Michigan DNR rescues woman dangling on 70-foot Lake Superior cliff, hanging on to tree roots

DNR officers made a daring rescue on a Lake Superior cliff after a young women was left dangling over the ice, hanging on only by some tree roots. By Tanda Gmiter from - May 7, 2018

'A lot of interest' but no takers yet for historic Silver Islet general store

Future of shuttered government dock behind store 'a question mark' for prospective buyers, realtor says. By Matt Prokopchuk · CBC News · May 7, 2018

Eighth District Democrats wage four-way primary battle

In the last campaign for Congress, outside special interest groups spent more money in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District than anywhere else in the country. By Mark Zdechlik of Minnesota Public Radio News · May 7, 2018

Across northern Minnesota, resort owners and outfitters are waiting for ice-out

"We check that ice every day and as of (Friday) there were 9 inches of pretty rotten ice still hanging out," said Clare Shirley, co-owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters on Sawbill Lake By Mike Moen and Nini Moini of Minnesota Public Radio News - May 6, 2018
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