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Almanac North - Sept 16, 2011

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Video Summary

Topics: "Congressman Chip Cravaack on BWCAW Fire" & "New Minnesota Mining Cabinet Position" & "Duluth Festival Opera Performs Pocahontas"

Description: Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack from Minnesota’s 8th District toured the BWCAW fire today with other state and federal officials. Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has created a new "Mining and Minerals Coordinator", a sub-cabinet position that will become the first point of contact for mining issues. And the Duluth Festival Opera will perform the Midwest premiere of the new opera "Pocahontas - a Woman of Two Worlds."

Guests: Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minnesota 8th; Tony Sertich, IRRRB Commissioner; Craig Fields, Duluth Festival Opera; Linda Tutas Haugen, "Pocahontas" composer; Dr. Bob Powless, UMD American Indian Studies Department; Markand Thakar, DFO Principal Conductor

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Click here for more information or visit the Minnesota Legacy website.

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