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Come check out the fun of Zumba at Birch Grove Feb. 27

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:15pm

Zumba comes to the West End! To help everyone get moving during the cold month of February, there will be a Zumba Gold demonstration with Chris Angelo at 10:30 a.m. on February 27.
Everyone is invited to join the fun!

Career Readiness Community Forum is Feb. 28

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:47pm

On the 28th there will be a community forum to explore career readiness for students when they leave Cook County High School. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the forum organizers.

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Nice winter weather to continue in the Northland

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:47pm

The weather has been very nice and it looks like it will continue mild. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart in Duluth about March lambs and lions.

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Weekend News Roundup for February 23

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 11:33am

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Lake Superior School District is reapplying to keep its 4-day week schedule, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had good news for the Poplar River and long-time county personnel director and board clerk Janet Simonen is retiring…all in this week’s news.

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Paddlers to speak at Stone Harbor Saturday

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:18pm

Two St. Olaf graduates (both with ties to Cook County) who 
became the first women to paddle 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to 
Hudson Bay in 2011 are returning to speak about their three-month
paddle. They will be at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply on Saturday, 
February 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren will tell their story about following the 
path Eric Sevareid chronicled in his book Canoeing with the Cree.
Since their trip ended Raiho has attended graduate school while Warren 
spent a year speaking about their adventure and then started Wild 
River Academy in Washington DC in 2012. Wild River Academy hosts three-
day river trips designed to connect high school girls with successful 
women. It also seeks to inspire women to grow through wilderness 
adventures. Early this year Warren moved the business to the Twin 
Cities with her friend and business partner Nick Ryan.
Warren, from Miami, Florida, and Raiho, from Inver Grove Heights, 
Minnesota met at Camp Menogyn in 2007, getting to know each other on a 
50-day canoe trip into the Canadian wilderness.
The goal of their presentation is to encourage people to pursue their 
passions, resulting in greater opportunities for themselves and their 
communities.
 

Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 5:59am

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching.

The DNR says dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight March 18 in the northern third of the state. Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadlines.

For Minnesota-Canada border waters, the shelter removal deadline is March 31.

After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.