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Memorial quilt to benefit Nancy and Mike Carlson Scholarship Fund

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:22pm

Cook County Higher Education is working to build funds for a deserving student through the Nancy and Mike Carlson Scholarship Fund.

“Just Another Nine Patch,” a 96-inch by 102-inch quilt, has been completed and will be displayed at various locations around the county. The quilt was made using Nancy Carlson's fabric stash by volunteers Evy Briggs, Carol Harris, Carol Evenson, Nancy Backlund, Jean Bushman, Dorothy Danielson, Jan Parish, Beth Blank, Shirley McAlister, Nancy Hansen, Mary Brislance, Polly Erickson, Anita Jacobson and Judy Steinbrecher.

For every $10 donation made to the Nancy and Mike Carlson Scholarship Fund, your name will be entered in a drawing, which will be held Sept. 9 at an afternoon tea at Naniboujou Lodge with speaker Karen Halbersleben.

 The scholarship provides an annual award for a student seeking a degree or certificate in literacy or education including early childhood education, K-12 licensure, higher education, and special education.

“Help us grow this scholarship fund as a wonderful testimony to Nancy and

Mike in honor of their amazing work in this community, their dedication to education, and in loving memory of Nancy Carlson who passed away September 25 after a valiant six year battle with carcinoid cancer,” said Higher Ed director Paula Sundet Wolf.

Donations may be made online at http://www.northshorecampus.org; at Higher Ed headquarters at 300 W. 3rd St. in Grand Marais; or by check to CCHE, PO Box 57, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

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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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