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Grand Marais Lioness Club hosts dessert social at Care Center

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:39pm

The Grand Marais Lioness Club will host their monthly social with 
delicious desserts on Saturday, November 17 at 3 p.m. Irene Thompson 
will be back to perform her old time favorites on the piano.
 

For information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities, 
please contact the Activity Dept at 218.387.3518 or the website www.nshorehospital.com

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 15th

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:07pm

It’s the “Great Minnesota Give Together,” coordinated by Give MN to provide people across the state an opportunity to support the causes and efforts they care about through one website: www.GiveMN.org

 

Through this one site, you can choose to support many local non-profit organizations, including WTIP.  On Thursday, November 15th, please go to www.GiveMN.org and support local non-profit organizations for Give to the Max Day! 

 

Commissioner-elect Garry Gamble talks about the future

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:17pm

The November elections brought a change to Cook County’s Second Commissioner District. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with commissioner-elect Garry Gamble.

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Early season wolf hunting closing today in Northeast Zone

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:15am

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing wolf hunting for the rest of the early season in the Northeast Zone at the end of shooting hours today.

The Northeast Zone covers the Arrowhead region.

The quota of wolves killed in the Northeast Zone during the early season had been set at 58 wolves. Fifty-seven were registered when DNR initiated season closure. The East-Central Zone was closed a few days ago after eight of the nine wolves set by the target were registered.

DNR large carnivore specialist Dan Stark says the Northwest Zone remains open through this Sunday, November 18, in 100 series deer permit areas. The season closed last Sunday in 200 series deer permit areas. Hunters with permits for closed zones are allowed to hunt wolves in the northwest zone during the early season while it remains open.

Hunters in all zones have registered a total of 125 wolves so far. The quota had been set 200 wolves for the early season. The late season starts on November 24 and ends January 31. A total of 200 wolves were set as the quota for the hunters and trappers during the late season. Any licenses not bought for the late season by lottery winners at the end of today will go on sale Monday to hunters and trappers who didn’t win the lottery,
 

DNR closes northeastern Minnesota's early wolf season

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 7:03pm

Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the early season at the end of shooting hours on Thursday, Nov. 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The northwest zone remains open through Sunday, Nov. 18, in 100 series deer permit areas. The season closed Sunday, Nov. 11, in 200 series deer permit areas. DNR closed the east-central zone on Monday, Nov. 5. Hunters with permits for closed zones are allowed to hunt wolves in the northwest zone during the early season while it remains open.

The harvest target for the northeast zone during the early season is 58 wolves. Fifty-seven were registered when DNR initiated season closure.

Hunters in all zones have registered a total of 125 wolves so far. The harvest target is 200 wolves for the early season.

Early season wolf hunters are required to:
• Register all wolves by 10 p.m. the day of harvest in order for the DNR to monitor zone-specific harvest levels. Registration is available via telephone, website or in person.
• Obey zone closures, which become effective the end of legal shooting hours for the day on which a zone is closed.
• Take responsibility for tracking season progress and season/zone closure each morning before hunting by calling 888-706-6367 or checking the DNR wolf hunting page at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/wolf. Season status and harvest targets will be updated in real-time for each zone.
• Return any radio collars when they bring wolves in for the mandatory wolf inspection and bring an ear tag along so that information on the tag can be examined and recorded.
• Present the entire skinned wolf and pelt for inspection as outlined in the wolf hunting regulations so the DNR can collect data on wolves for population monitoring.
• Wear blaze orange during open firearms (including muzzleloader) deer season.

Tofte branch of Grand Marais State Bank offers "Giving Tree"

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:39am

The Tofte Branch of Grand Marais State Bank will have a "Giving Tree" again this year for the holidays.  The bank is collecting referrals of anyone who could really use an extra surprise or two this holiday season.  In order to keep it confidential, they ask for the gender and age, and the person or group who will be responsible to pick up the gift at the bank by December 18 to deliver before Christmas.

For information, talk to Nancy at the bank in Tofte or e-mail Patty Nordahl at Birch Grove Community Center at bgf@boreal.org or call 663-7977.

The tree goes up right after Thanksgiving.