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Sheriff talks guns in the community

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:17am

Guns in school, guns in the community and the general safety of Cook County. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Mark Falk about guns and sun safety.

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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic's flu vaccine supply low

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:12pm

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic's flu vaccine supply is low. They are expecting a shipment to arrive on Wednesday, January 16.

"However, vaccine for children ages 6 months to 35 months is readily available at this time," according to Sue Nordman.

More information on vaccine availability can be obtained by contacting the Clinic at 387-2330. 
 

North Shore boys lose on the ice to International Falls

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 11:46am

The North Shore boys' hockey team lost a match on their home ice Saturday night, 9-0 to International Falls.

The loss dropped North Shore to 9-5 for the season.

International Falls scored twice in the first period, three times in the second and four times in the third for the win.

Zach Duresky was in the net for the North Shore crew and made 37 saves.

North Shore's roster includes skaters from Cook and Lake County. The team hosts Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl on Tuesday night in Silver Bay before hosting Ashland at Two Harbors on Thursday. 

Weekend News Roundup for January 12

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 10:32am

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. The Beargrease, Pow Wow Trail, moose tracking, Lonnie on the mountain, the first day of the Legislature and serious flue number…all in this week’s news.

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North Shore Music Association hosts Lehto & Wright in concert Jan. 19

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 8:41am

Since 1999, Steve Lehto and John Wright have performed 
together, building the musical foundation that was recently described 
by U.S. folk magazine Dirty Linen as “… among North America’s best 
practitioners of Anglo-Celtic folk-rock. Wonderfully intricate, 
powerful guitar-driven music …”
Today Lehto & Wright are a high-art performance ensemble with a clear 
mission—to share their powerful take on long-standing Celtic, British 
and American traditional/folk music with audiences of all ages. For 12
years, Lehto & Wright has been touring throughout the Midwest and East 
Coast, in both their acoustic duo and electric trio formats.
Wright and Lehto first met in a Latin jazz/fusion ensemble and stayed 
in touch, having found a shared obsession with Jethro Tull and a deep 
knowledge of obscure British folk-rock ensembles such as Fairport 
Convention and Dick Gaughan’s Five Hand Reel.
Lehto & Wright are joined by Matt Jacobs on percussion. From the 
African djembe to the Irish Bodhran, the ensemble creates a sound 
larger than itself. Lehto & Wright lead audiences on a musical journey 
from traditional Celtic/American tune-sets to new arrangements 
centered on the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Marley to beautifully somber, 
solo mandolin compositions to reinterpretations of classical 
compositions by Schumann and Bartok.
Don’t miss this fabulous ensemble at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts 
on Sat., January 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for ages 18 and under, sold at the door 
or in advance at www.tix.com.
 

DNR seeks public input on possible Minnesota-Canada border water regulation changes

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 1:12pm

Interested citizens have until Monday, Feb. 11, to comment on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources considerations to bring border water angling regulations in-line with the state’s inland regulations.

Lakes along the Ontario border that could be affected by the change in regulations include Basswood, Crooked, Lac La Croix, Iron, Loon, Knife, Ottertrack, Gunflint and others. 

The DNR is considering extending the inland regulation of one walleye more than 20 inches to all Ontario border waters that currently don’t have special regulations. The move is aimed at standardizing regulations for all border water lakes to eliminate situations where border lakes are left less protected than inland waters.

Currently, the inland regulation for walleye is a six fish limit, only one of which can be more than 20 inches. Some fish populations along the border are left without such protection.

“Lakes like Saganaga or Rainy are already protected by special regulations that only allowed one large fish over a certain size,” said Edie Evarts, Tower area fisheries supervisor. “Other border lakes don’t have that restriction.”

“With the late closure of the season, spawning fish can be vulnerable in certain years,” Evarts said. “Border regulations currently don’t restrict the size of the fish you can take in your six fish limit. Under Canadian border regulations, anglers can keep a limit of big, mature fish.”   

DNR is seeking initial public comments on these ideas until Feb. 11, so that those comments can be considered as fisheries staff develops a recommendation.

Comments, questions and requests for more information should be directed to Linda Erickson-Eastwood at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4020, linda.erickson-eastwood@state.mn.us, or by calling 651-259-5206.