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The dwelling, constructed from wood that floated down the Mackenzie River, is part of a larger group that may date back 500 years and be the biggest community of its kind discovered in the High Arctic. Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International
Parks in Lapland and other parts of northern Finland are gaining in popularity among tourists and residents.YLE News

The Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue is building a dormitory to help bring in high school villagers to study at the school, making it Alaska's newest magnet school.

Bob Hallinen
Thursday's incursion into Finnish airspace, though brief, is part of a pattern and is unlikely to be a coincidence, the Finnish defense minister says.. YLE News
North Slope ravens have forced one researcher to go incognito so she can get closer to the birds to determine why they live in such a harsh climate. Ned Rozell
New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished.Joel Achenbach
In the latest revision of its Arctic drilling plan, Shell envisions two rigs drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's Northwest coast and operating as each other's required backup. The revised plan doesn't necessarily mean the company will drill in 2015, but it keeps that possibility open.Yereth Rosen
As the state continues its outreach to Interior communities near the proposed route of an industrial road to a controversial mining district in Ambler, some have voiced opposition and now one has declared its land off limits.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM

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