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County engineer discusses summer road work

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:59am
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Gravel, dust suppression and mowing the county roads. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Engineer David Betts about highway department projects this summer.
 
 

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Sunscreen and melanoma discussed

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:59am
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Wearing sunscreen is an important guard against developing melanoma. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with nurse Amy Marie Schmidt about the summer sun’s UV rays.

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Commissioner Doo-Kirk discusses most recent board meeting

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:59am
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ATV’s on the Gunflint Trail, discretionary funding, new security cameras and much more. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.

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"Surrounding Water" concert in Harbor Park July 24

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:00am

Superior North Outdoor Center and Grand Marais Music Collaborative team up to present musician Ben Weaver performing live at Harbor Park in downtown Grand Marais at 7 p.m. July 24.

"Surrounding Water" is a three-week circumnavigation of Lake Superior by Ben Weaver by bicycle, with a vision to unify communities through song, poetry, discussion, and storytelling.

Weaver will act as a charter bearer to the Great Lakes Commons, using their visionary Commons Charter in his performances as an invitation to engage communities along the route in broad and inclusive conversations about the state of our fresh water.

Born in Eugene, Oregon, Weaver now lives in St. Paul with his three kids. He's been compared to songwriters and vocalists like Greg Brown, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen. Despite similarities in vocal style and a catalog of finely-crafted songs, Weaver's work stands on its own.

Weaver is a songwriter, poet, father, letterpress printer and adventure advocate. He has released eight studio albums of original music and four books of poetry.  The bicycle is his chosen mode of transport for all activities, in all types of weather. Given his choice he will side with the animals, mountains, trees, lakes and rivers.

Great Lakes Commons (GLC) is a growing and open network of people, organizations and institutions from the Great Lakes bioregion who care passionately about these remarkable bodies of water. GLC members are united in a desire to insure that they have a vibrant future and share a commitment to the long term transformation of the care and governance of the Great Lakes.

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This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

 

City council approves improvements and additions for Grand Marais businesses

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:58am

On the Grand Marais Planning Commission’s recommendation, the Grand Marais City Council approved a shoreline variance request allowing George Wilkes of the Angry Trout Café to construct a steel-framed fabric awning over the existing deck to protect the outdoor seating area adjacent to Lake Superior.

Also a conditional use permit was granted to Todd Miller allowing construction and operation of a three-unit small-scale resort on his Fourth Avenue West property in the Commercial-Residential Mixed Use district.

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This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

Solar photovoltaic workshop offered on July 23

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:41pm
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If you’d like to learn more about solar power options for your home or cabin, there are resources available in Cook County. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning talked with Virginia Danfelt of the Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) on North Shore Morning.
 
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CCLEP will host a solar PV workshop on Thursday, July 23, 7:00 at the Community Center followed by a solar PV tour on Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 am. These events kick off a Solar Initiative Project with the production of Going Solar: A Cook County Guide.
Fore more information go to cookcountylocalenergy.org or contact Virginia Danfelt, CCLEP Coordinator, at localenergy@boreal.org.
 

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