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Archive for November, 2012

East Central Energy Info Show (Audio)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The East Central Energy Info Show with Cindy Rolain is heard each Wednesday morning on WCMP-FM 100.9 at 6:35am and on WCMP-AM 1350 at 8:05am. This week Cindy tells us about the discounts that are available on LED light strings. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Pine City’s Yellow Ribbon Seeks Donors For ‘Giving Tree’

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The Pine City chapter of the Yellow Ribbon is seeking assistance from community members to brighten the holidays for 30 children of local military families this holiday season. A “Giving Tree” has been created to help make this possible. Through the Yellow Ribbon’s facebook page we learned that the children and their families will be [...]

New Statistics Show Wisconsin Has Second Best Graduation Rate In U.S.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education is using a different system to calculate graduation rates, which shows Wisconsin is well above the national average; good enough for second-best in the nation. WEAU reports the new system simply divides the number of the student body by the number of students graduating. That system puts Wisconsin’s graduation rate [...]

Wisconsin’s Chippewa Tribes Want To Hunt At Night

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes are trying to persuade a federal judge they have the right to hunt at night and the practice is safe. The commission that oversees the tribes’ off-reservation rights authorized tribal hunters to hunt deer after dark starting this week in the ceded territory of Northern Wisconsin. That provoked a legal battle with [...]

Minnesota DNR Rejects Petition For Mining Review

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has denied a petition seeking an environmental review before the state awards its next round of mining leases. The Associated Press reports that a group of northeastern Minnesota residents petitioned for an environmental assessment worksheet in September, saying the potential for new nonferrous metals prospecting could have a significant [...]

Franken Frustrated After Pro-Sportsmen’s Bill Fails

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken said he was disappointed that legislation to protect Minnesota’s outdoor heritage was blocked in the Senate Monday evening.

Flags To Fly At Half Staff Wednesday In Honor Of Fallen Marine

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

In honor and remembrance of Marine Lance Corporal Dale W. Means, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.