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Shelters in Gambell, Savoonga, St. Michael open doors, while Golovin worries about prospect of evacuation if major flooding damages much of town's infrastructure.  Jill Burke,Craig Medred
A Russian radar installation with prefabricated modules on Wrangel Island has started operations, ITAR-TASS reported Tuesday, with a contractor presenting a symbolic key to the site.Alaska Dispatch News
Officials in the Canadian territory still aren't sure what caused the bear that killed 42-year-old Claudia Huber after crashing through the window of her home to behave so aggressively, reports said.Alaska Dispatch News
Some Nunavut leaders are pushing for a ban on selling caribou meat on social media as herds in the region decline, reports CBC.Alaska Dispatch News
Serious year-round skiing is on the way to the second-biggest state in the nation -- sans any requirement for grunting your way far back into the mountains beneath a a heavy backpack in search of the last of the snow.Craig Medred
A back injury, and the changes it caused to her workouts, played a role in Anchorage nordic skiing phenom Kikkan Randall's disappointing showing in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal.Nat Herz
Alaska State Troopers say they’ve made two arrests after locating a man wanted on a $25,000 arrest warrant hiding in a Wasilla residence with the help of another man.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police say William Virgil Gulliford was arrested Thursday after someone recognized him in the area of West Benson Boulevard and Spenard Road and called police dispatch.Jerzy Shedlock
A Slate article about big business influencing elections through employee persuasion turns an eye on Alaska and the role industry played in keeping Senate Bill 21 in place in August.Alex DeMarban
Inuit around southern Hudson Bay in Canada have agree to scale back polar bear hunt quotas voluntarily, but still disagree with biologists with why the reductions were necessary, reports the CBC.Alaska Dispatch News

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