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The Minnesota Department of Health has placed advisories for dozens of Lake Superior beaches.
Affected are Split Rock River Beach at the mouth of Split Rock River, Twin Points Public Access Beach north of Gooseberry Falls State Park and four Two Harbors area beaches as well as several in the Duluth area.
No cook County beaches are involved.
Water contact is not recommended for the beaches due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels found in samples taken on June 18. Re-sampling will take place today.
The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) invites you to a high-energy, hilarious comedy act by Kenny Ahern at the Grand Marais Public Library at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.
Ahern presents a comedy act unlike any other. With props, sound, and brilliant acting, this world-class entertainer will have you laughing in delight at his heart-warming antics. This show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Ahern has successfully toured for over 25 years. He has been featured on television in three CBS specials with Ringling Brothers Circus, as a guest on CMT’S Most Wanted Live, MTV, The Family Channel’s Funniest Videos, Good Morning America, The Today Show, on the radio as a guest on What D’Ya Know with Michael Feldman, and numerous regional promotional interviews across the U.S. He is the co-host of the video Circus Works! Circus Arts curriculum for Educators, and is in the film Da Vinci’s Dream. For more information about Kenny Ahern, visit http://kennyahern.com/
Admission to the event is free thanks to sponsorship by the Arrowhead Library System Kids Stuff Program and the local library.
Ahern will also perform at the Two Harbors Public Library at 7 p.m. June 19 and Silver Bay Library at 1 p.m. June 20.
The DNR’s Adult Firearms Safety Class is being offered in Grand Marais on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This class is available to individuals age 16 and over who need a Firearm’s Safety Certification to purchase a hunting license, or are interested in learning more about firearms and hunting. The course involves completing an online course or Independent Study Guide, both of which require about 7 hours to complete.
Completion of the online or home study options will prepare you for a field day including a classroom review, written exam, and exercise which includes firing .22 rifles. The field day, approximately 5 hours, will be held locally on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1979 is required to have a Firearms Safety Certification before purchasing a hunting license in Minnesota.
For more information, please call Dick Parker at 387-1183.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reversing a lower court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals says AT&T can build a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be visible within parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
A three-judge panel ruled Monday that a Hennepin County judge erred by concluding that allowing the tower east of Ely would have a "materially adverse effect on the environment." It says the district court failed to properly weigh the relative severity of the effects of the proposed tower on the views within the Boundary Waters.
The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness had sued to block the tower, saying it would be visible from several lakes within the BWCA, and arguing that a shorter tower without lights would be sufficient. The group says it's studying the ruling.
The week ahead holds a lot of rain, then it’ll warm up and the weekend is looking good. WTIP’ Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.
Cook County Higher Education will feature Dr. Sam Tuthill,
who will present "What About Water" at the next Guest Lecture Series on
Thursday, June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Shore Campus in
Join Tuthill for his presentation regarding the distribution of water
resources among populations on the North American continent. He will
discuss water shortages, distributing Great Lakes water, and other
issues and problems associated with relocating water.
Tuthill, a geologist, has a varied and prestigious background. He was
appointed by President Ford as assistant administrator for
conservation and environmental impacts for the Federal Energy
Administration, and during that time served on the chief of the
chairman’s staff, the President’s Energy Policy Council, as advisor
to the secretary of commerce, and as director of the Industrial Energy
Conservation Program of the Department of Commerce. He was a geology
professor at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, and
also served as the state geologist and director for the Iowa
Geological Survey. He and his wife Constance have lived in Cook
County since 1990.
The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to
the community free, although donations are welcome. The series is
sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Drury Lane Books, George F.
Maruska Ltd., and the Lake Superior Trading Post. Refreshments are
donated by Beth’s Fudge and Gifts and Johnson’s Foods. The
lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore
campus, 300 W. 3rd St. For more information call 387-3411.