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Not here yet, but close: Curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and faucet snails

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:56am
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Zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed and faucet snails are some Minnesota aquatic invasives that so far haven’t made their way to Cook County. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with aquatic invasive species coordinator Amanda Weberg about these threats, and what can be done to keep them out of our area.

For more information contact Amanda Weberg at 218-387-2792.

(Photo by Eyeweed on Flickr)

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The weather story: summer and smoke

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:36am
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Interference in the atmosphere, smoke in the air, but summer is still with us. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 29

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:26am
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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Another DFLer files for House District 3 seat. The DNR avoids a confrontation over wild rice. Supporters and detractors of the Enbridge pipeline meet and work starts soon at Black Beach…all this and more in the week’s news.

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Time for Back-to-School Safety

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:18pm
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Public Health and Human Services has back to school safety tips for students, parents and community members. WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Sara Hadley of Cook County Public Health and Human Services on North Shore Morning.

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Summer returns for the time being

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:15am
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Summer will be back for a few days and that includes a nice weekend. Also, the El Nino weather system promises to bring a warmer, wetter winter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Geoff Grochocinski.

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DNR auction to be held in Grand Rapids Saturday

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:00am

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 E. Highway 2.

More than 100 items will be sold including automobiles, trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, tractors, boat packages, outboard motors, boats, trailers, office furniture, mowers, power tools, auto shop tools, tractor implements and heavy equipment. Photos and a listing of available items will be posted 10 days prior to the sale at www.minnbid.org. On-site inspection of items will be available only on the day of the auction from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

To avoid standing in line the day of the sale, bidders are encouraged to preregister for the auction online at www.minnbid.org. It provides access to information on other auctions conducted by the state of Minnesota.

The sale is being conducted by the state of Minnesota, Department of Administration, Fleet and Surplus Services Division and may include additional items from local municipalities. Benoit Auction Service of Dassel will be the auctioneer.

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This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com