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  • Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale
    Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale

    Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~  June 29, 2021  (LSN)  This Summer the Hovland Art Festival will be celebrating it's 15th years. July 3 & 4th. 

    Every year since conception each festival’s wonderful live music lineup has been provided for by local musicians.  With the summer festival being held indoors and out the first festival’s music was performed outdoors in the open subject to any and all wild elements.  After that a big tent was rented to shelter these performances.  This past summer the festival folks were thrilled to use for the first time the new pavilion that was recently built out back of the town hall.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_CookCounty

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  • Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale
    Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale

    Hovland 15th Annual Summer Sale

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~  June 29, 2021  (LSN)  This Summer the Hovland Art Festival will be celebrating it's 15th years. July 3 & 4th. 

    Every year since conception each festival’s wonderful live music lineup has been provided for by local musicians.  With the summer festival being held indoors and out the first festival’s music was performed outdoors in the open subject to any and all wild elements.  After that a big tent was rented to shelter these performances.  This past summer the festival folks were thrilled to use for the first time the new pavilion that was recently built out back of the town hall.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_CookCounty

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  • Protect yourself. Avoid tick-borne illness
    Protect yourself. Avoid tick-borne illness

    Protect yourself. Avoid tick-borne illness

    COOK COUNTY,  MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   July 6, 2021  (LSN)  Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are just one of thirteen known tick species in Minnesota. They are most common in the east and central areas of the state and are found in hardwood forests and wooded and brushy areas. Deer ticks are potential carriers of Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. 

    #LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_CookCounty 

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  • Burning restrictions expand in northern Minnesota
    Burning restrictions expand in northern Minnesota

    Burning restrictions expand in northern Minnesota

    NORTHERN, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  July 12, 2021  (LSN)  To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is activating additional burning restrictions beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 13 for the eastern portion of Roseau County and all of Beltrami, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties, within state jurisdiction.

    #LSN_PublicSafety #LSN_CookCounty  

     Northern Minnesota
    Duluth, St. Louis County, Lake County, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Cook County, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Carlton County, Itasca County, Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, Internation Falls, Grand Rapids,  Minnesota 

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  • COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS Will Recent Real Estate Transactions Affect My Property Taxes?
    COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS Will Recent Real Estate Transactions Affect My Property Taxes?

    COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS Will Recent Real Estate Transactions Affect My Property Taxes?

    COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA   July 25, 2021  (LSNews)  Cook County real estate has seen sharp increases in demand in 2020 & 2021, which is reflected in the asking prices of recent listings. Several examples exist where a property that sold just two or three years ago, with a lengthy marketing time, has been recently re-marketed at 20%-30% (or more) over the last sale price and in many cases these properties are receiving multiple offers almost as soon as they hit the market.

    #LSN_News #LSN_MNNews #LSN_CookCounty 

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  • COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND 2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS
    COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND 2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

    COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND 2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA,   ~~~~~~~  July 25, 2021 (LSNews)  The Cook County Community Fund (CCCF) announced its 2021 grant recipients today with more than $23,000 in funds being distributed to Cook County non-profit organizations for various community service initiatives. Grants are awarded through a competitive grant application process and recipients were determined as most impactful in the Cook County community by the Advisory Board of the Directors of CCCF

    Northern Minnesota
    Duluth, St. Louis County, Lake County, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Cook County, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Carlton County, Itasca County, Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, Internation Falls, Grand Rapids,  Minnesota 

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  • See your location with our GeoPDF maps
    See your location with our GeoPDF maps

    See your location with our GeoPDF maps

    NORTHERN MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~   July 29, 2021  (LSNews) Don't get lost in the woods, navigate large remote areas using DNR Geospatial PDFs ("GeoPDFs") on your mobile device. Display your current location like Google Maps, but you don't have to be connected to the internet or have cell service while using the maps.

    Note: mobile service or internet is required for initial download of both the Avenza app and GeoPDFs from the DNR.

    #LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_MMNews 

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  • 92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic
    92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

    92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  July 25, 2021  (LSNews)   The 92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic will be celebrated on Aug 4– 8 this year. The Picnic started with Commercial fisherman and their families having a picnic along the North Shore with families and friends during the slow fishing times.

    #LSN_CookCounty, #LSN_Outdoors 

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  • North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes
    North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes

    North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~~~~   August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  North Shore Health (NSH) announced that beginning July 29, 2021 they will begin to offering molecular COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people who are traveling to Canada and other Countries who require testing prior to entry.

    Testing will be offered on a very limited basis at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, through the existing drive up testing process. Testing will be offered on a first come first serve basis, no appointments will be taken. Registration will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. testing.   Registration will be held again at 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. testing.   The registration will occur in the lobby of North Shore Health, the entrance facing 5th street/County Road 7.  Approximately 5 people per testing times will be accepted and registration will close once the maximum number is met.

    #LSN_CookCounty   #LSN_Health 

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  • Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average
    Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

    Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  ~~~~~~~  August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record-high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

    #LSN_Shipping 

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Council unveils Youth Art Gala video

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SAULT STE MARIE ~~~~~~  July 7, 2021  (LSN)  The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is pleased to release the 2021 Youth Art Gala production

As an alternative to an in-person event, the fifth annual MYAC Youth Art Gala is being released as a video to ensure local youth are provided with a means to showcase their talents to the community. It features visual art, poetry and a musical performance.

#LSN_SSM 

Keep Wildlife Wild: Know What To Do If You Find A Fawn This Summer

It is rare that unaccompanied fawns have been abandoned

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  June 29, 2021  (LSN) As the start of summer brings more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Wisconsinites and visitors of the possibility of encountering white-tailed fawns.

#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_WiscNews

Real-time wave information expands for paddlers and boaters in the Apostle Islands

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APOSTLE, ISLANDS, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~ June 28, 2021  (LSN)   The brains behind the SeaCavesWatch.org website have developed a new website that offers real-time wave condition information for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior. Before venturing onto the lake, paddlers and boaters should check WISC-Watch (https://go.wisc.edu/7y2x4o), which stands for Water Information for a Safe Coast Watch. The WISC-Watch site provides information from seven spotter buoys recently deployed throughout the islands, plus Chequamegon Bay near Ashland and Siskiwit Bay near Cornucopia. The buoys monitor wave height, water temperature and wind information.

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_WiscNews

Art Exhibit Underway At Lakeshore State Park

In Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 23, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the installation is complete on the first-ever temporary public art project at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee. The flock of swallow sculptures titled "REbirth" is sponsored by the Milwaukee-based Black Box Fund in partnership with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park (FLSP).

#LSN_WiscNews 

DNR And Partners Team Up To Improve 2,000 Acres Of Pollinator Habitat

In Southwestern Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  June 23, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and the Driftless Area Land Conservancy are teaming up to improve nearly 2,000 acres of pollinator habitat on public and private lands in southwestern Wisconsin. Federally endangered rusty patched bumble bees, monarch butterflies, regal fritillary butterflies and other at-risk pollinators will benefit from the work.

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_WiscNews

Lake Carriers’ to Recognize Chippewa County Health Department

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  June 9, 2021  (LSN)  The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet began the process of readying their vessels for the shipping season on March 24, 2021 amid a global pandemic.  COVID-19 cases were still surging but the promise of a safer year sparkled with increases in vaccine availability.  Unfortunately, many Great Lakes sailors did not have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in their home state before they needed to report for their essential work. 

#LSN_Health  #LSN_Shipping 

 

Protect Turtles On The Move

Build A Nest Cage, Report Crossing Hotspots, Slow Down Near Wetlands

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~~   May 26, 2021  (LSN)  With turtle nesting season soon underway, state conservation biologists and highway officials are joining forces to encourage Wisconsinites to hatch a brighter future for slow-moving, slow-growing turtles by taking a few simple steps. 

#LSN_Outdoors #LSN_circletour #LSN_WiscNews

Ontario Supports Chippewa Park Family Festival

From Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   May 22, 2021 (LSN)  Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced today that The Friends of Chippewa Park will be provided with $50,000 towards the marketing of their five day, free to all, Family Festival now scheduled for July 28 to Aug 1, 2022.

#LSN_CircleTour #LSN_TBay  #LSN_Outdoors 

WISCONSIN SEA GRANT

Study will examine effects of reduced ice coverage on Great Lakes marine transportation

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~  May 18, 2021  (LSN)  A preponderance of climate studies on the Great Lakes predict a trend toward reduced ice cover. Ice is expected to form later and melt earlier. With Wisconsin Sea Grant funding, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) are looking into how this might impact the shipping industry on the Great Lakes.

#LSN_Shipping 

 

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