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Learn about horses with 4-H

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:06pm

Patsy Ingebrigtsen will be teaching about horses for children ages 5 - 8 on Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will have the opportunity to view and learn about having a horse in this 4-H presentation.
Sign up in the Community Education office at school at 387-2000. A map will be provided for the location of the class. There is no fee and parents are also encouraged to attend.
If parents are interested in starting 4H clubs in September, please attend these sessions or call Diane Booth at (218) 387-3015.

DNR announces wolf season details

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 12:47pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized rules for Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunting and trapping season this fall and winter.

There are several changes to what the DNR originally proposed in May as a result of input received since the proposal was announced. The hunt start date remains the same -- Saturday, Nov. 3.

“We changed the closing date for the late season from Jan. 6, 2013, to Jan. 31,” said Steve Merchant, DNR wildlife program manager. “We also tightened the wolf harvest registration requirement so we can more quickly close a zone based on harvest results.”

Another notable change is that the wolf range will be divided into three zones for the purposes of harvest targets, registration and season closure.

The northeast zone and the east-central zone closely parallel the 1854 and 1837 treaty ceded territory boundaries. These zones will allow the state to allocate and manage wolf harvest in consultation with Indian bands that have off-reservation hunting rights.

The northwest zone will be the other area open to wolf hunting. When harvest targets are reached in any zone, that zone will be closed and hunters will be able to continue to hunt in any other open zone.

The season will be split into two parts: an early wolf hunting season coinciding with firearms deer hunting; and a late wolf hunting and trapping season after the firearms deer season. Trapping will begin Nov. 24. The target harvest remains 400.

Merchant said the public comment period that ended June 20 was helpful. The DNR received 7,351 online survey responses. He said of those who approved of the season, 82 percent said they supported the proposed structure. However, the DNR reported earlier at the close of the comment period, that about 5,800 respondents did not approve of a wolf hunt season at all.

Northern Perspectives -- Local Color at Johnson Heritage Post for only a few more days

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:54am

There are only a few more days to catch the Northern Perspectives: Local Color exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais. The show with the plein air paintings of
Joi Electra of Silver Bay and the photography of John Gregor and David Grezdens of Two Harbors is a beautiful look at our region. Don't miss it -- Northern Perspectives: Local Color will continue through July 15. 

Sen. Franken talks about FEMA flood support and the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:02pm

FEMA has been to the Arrowhead a couple of times to assess the June flood damage. Now they’re looking at helping individual property owners. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Al Franken on “Daybreak.”


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Community Center architect to present preliminary drawings July 12

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:02am

At the Cook County Community Center Steering Committee meeting on June 22 and during a School District 166 board special meeting on Tuesday, July 10, architect Dan Miller of JLG Architects spent some time in person and on the phone asking and answering questions about the proposal to attach a new community center to the west end of the School District 166 campus. Miller has been tasked with designing project, as well as  possible changes to the existing community center building and the ice rinks.
Miller will return with architectural drawings for a joint county/school board/YMCA meeting from 2 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. A public input meeting will be held that day from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Mianowski Conference Room.

Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest coming to Lutsen

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:53am

Beer lovers, meet your makers! That’s the invitation from the organizers of the 2012 Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest at Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen on Saturday, July 14.
The Hopped Up Fest features a mouth-watering barbecue and live music by Cook County’s Most Wanted in the mountain side beer garden from 3 – 6 p.m. Beer lovers will have the chance to sample homegrown  (local and regional) beer from 13 area breweries and to get to meet the brew masters behind the beer. Fest-goers get to vote for the beer that should receive the Lake Superior Beer Cup.
From 7 – 10 p.m. there will be a Still Hopping After Party with an outdoor bonfire, barbecue, and more live music with the Boomchucks.
Cost is $35 per person in advance ($40 at the door), which includes food and live entertainment. Lodging packages are available. Designated drivers receive discounted admission.
For more information, go to: or call  (800) 642-6036.