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The Truth in Taxation meeting Dec. 1. Photo by Deb Benedict
It was a packed house at the Cook County Courthouse Thursday night Dec. 1, as more than 20 people addressed the Board of Commissioners to share a mix emotions and thoughts on property tax increases and the 2017 county budget.

The commissioners’ room was full before the 6 p.m....
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
A private-public partnership to help U.S.-Canada cross border activities has passed the Senate. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar about the border, Cuba and the high cost of prescription...
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November 21, 2017
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Flooded city lot
Storm water plans and money to carry them out can hopefully address the on-going city parking lot flooding problem. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux about water and some financial management changes.

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Dana and Jon Logan at Standing Rock. Submitted photo
Minnesota Native News and the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations, known as Ampers, are raising funds to send a news team to cover the ongoing situation at the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs learns more in this...
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Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, including here in Minnesota. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this feature on the air quality along the North Shore and in other parts of...
Frank Moe
The Truth in Taxation meeting may bring out angry taxpayers. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with First District Commissioner Frank Moe about the levy increase as well as his thoughts on the board walking back from an earlier decision to review the performance of the County...

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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. PolyMet seeks permits. Grouse are up. Nature Conservancy buys Steger woods. Paul James leaves Tofte Town...
Dr. Seth Moore

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake...


Dr. Tiffany Wolf and Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
Opioids
Prior to the live Third Thursday broadcast WTIP aired a special report from AMPERS' Minnesota Native News: “Opioids in Minnesota Native Communities.”

The heroin and...
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