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Join Minnesota DNR MinnAqua aquatic education specialist Nadine Meyer as she teaches you how to identify fish at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder.
She will also talk about how fish management decisions are made using an interactive game and discussion. This free program will include two hands-on activities.
Sugarloaf Cove is located at milepost 73 on Minnesota Highway 61, about 70 miles north of Duluth and 6 miles south of Schroeder.
When traveling north from Duluth along Highway 61, look for mile marker 73 and a brown "Sugarloaf Cove" sign on your right.
WTIP Community Radio is seeking input and feedback through a 16-question online survey. The questions ask for your thoughts and feedback about some of WTIP's programming and services. There is a mixture of specific questions and open-ended questions, where you may share your thoughts and feedback.
Follow this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WTIPfall2012
The responses will help WTIP fill out grant reports and will help guide their programming and services in the future.
Cook County Higher Ed is offering two modules of Excel training in one day on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais. An instructor from the Center for Economic Development at UMD will provide the training.
From 9 a.m. to noon, the training will cover Excel I: Create data-rich, professional-looking spreadsheets. Covers the very basics of spreadsheets, from creating and saving to editing and formatting. Create easy-to-understand charts.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., training will cover Excel II: Beyond the basics of spreadsheets. Use comments, create conditional formatting, work with IF statements, link workbooks, insert headers and footers, sort lists, do more with charts, and create mailing lists.
Cost for each module is $60, or $120 for the day. This is the same price put on this training by UMD in Duluth classrooms. But to get the two modules, you would need to travel to and from Duluth on two separate days. Both are offered here on the same day, saving those who attend the cost and time of two trips to Duluth.
It is possible to sign up for one module only, but those signing up only for Excel II will be expected to know the basics and not require the instructor to review what is covered in the morning session.
Excel is the spreadsheet element of the Microsoft Office Suite. It is the best known and most widely used spreadsheet software, used for creating all sorts of numerical documents, including budgets, balance sheets, timesheets and others.
To register for the Excel workshops, email email@example.com or call 387-3411.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals is refusing to block the scheduled opening of Minnesota's inaugural wolf hunting season on November 3rd.
In an order Wednesday, a three-judge panel said two groups that sued to stop the hunt failed to show that letting the season proceed would cause irreparable harm.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves claimed in their lawsuit that the Department of Natural Resources failed to allow for adequate public comment before it adopted its regulations for the upcoming wolf season. The DNR countered that it received extensive public input.
Collette Adkins Giese, an attorney for the center, says they'll discuss whether to appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
WTIP Community Radio will broadcast a Cook County commissioner candidate election forum live from the Grand Marais studios on Thursday, October 11 from 6 - 7 p.m. WTIP’s Jay Andersen and Rhonda Silence of the Cook County News-Herald will share the questioning, with the public invited to call in or e-mail questions before or during the broadcasts.
The forum will focus on candidates in Commissioner districts 2 and 4.
District 2 Incumbent Fritz Sobanja is running for re-election. He is being challenged by Garry Gamble.
The second commissioner race is for District 4, currently held by Commissioner Jim Johnson who did not run for reelection. Running for his board seat are Rick Austin and Heidi Doo-Kirk.
Coming up on Thursday, October 18 will be another election forum featuring Grand Marais mayoral candidates, incumbent Larry “Bear” Carlson and challenger Adam Harju. They will followed by the candidates running for vacant seats on the School District 166 board, Lorrinda “Sissy” Lunde and Ed Bolstad.
Tune in to WTIP at 90.7 Grand Marais; 90.1 Grand Portage; or 91.7 Gunflint Trail on the night of the forums to hear from the candidates.
Questions for candidates may be e-mailed in advance of the broadcast to the Cook County News-Herald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the change of weather, comes a change in sport. It is time to think of curling! It's time to put the golf clubs, fishing poles, canoe paddles, etc. away and pull out the curling shoes and brooms.
There will be open houses at the Cook County Curling Club on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. for people who want to give curling a try. For more information, contact Monica Webster at 370-8479 or Joanne Smith at 387-2052.
The Cook County Curling Club will be starting its season in mid-October at the Cook County Community Center. The club will have a split season as they did last year and they will again offer curling lessons to individuals who would like to learn how to curl.
There will also be a Halloween Bonspiel on October 26, 27 and 28 to help kick-off the season and the public is welcome to come and watch.
For more information about Curling, contact one of the Curling Club board members:
Bill Parish, President email@example.com
Andrew Smith,Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne M. Smith, Secretary email@example.com
George Maruska, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Hudler, Member Representative email@example.com
As always, the Cook County Curling Club appreciates the support from the community.