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Leah Phifer
Leah Phifer has made the decision not to move her candidacy for 8th Congressional District representative forward into a DFL primary election.  
 
“My goal, since first declaring my candidacy in October 2017, has always been to win the DFL...
The Postal Service reminds pet owners to be responsible. Photo courtesy of Flickr
There were 6,244 United States Postal Service employees attacked by dogs in 2017, according to information sent out by the Postal Service. With that in mind, the service is asking customers to think about the safety of Postal Service employees, as earlier this month was the service’s National...
Workers from all over the world come to Cook County
As the summer of 2018 inches closer, business owners and community leaders on the North Shore continue to look for innovative and reliable means to attract employees for the peak of tourist season.

Referred to as “Plan B,” the effort aims at recruiting underemployed...
Trout fishing opportunities are abundant on inland lakes in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Minnesota’s flagship state-owned trout hatchery in Lanesboro needs $5 million in improvements so anglers can continue to enjoy a regular supply of stocked trout in streams and lakes throughout the state, including right here in Cook County.

Opened in 1925, the Lanesboro...
City Hall
There was a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council on Wednesday, April 11.

In this interview, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux about the latest news from City Hall. 
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Sawtooth Ridges in Grand Marais
On March 10 there was a 9-1-1 call placed from the Sawtooth Ridges apartment complex in Grand Marais suggesting a possible gas leak in the building.

Emergency crews arrived to find that there was no immediate threat to public safety and that the propane tanks were merely empty at the...
Thank you, 9-1-1 dispatchers
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 8 - 14. It’s a time to recognize and lend appreciation to the frontline responders who answer our 9-1-1 calls.

The dedicated professionals that answer every single one of those calls in some of people’s darkest...

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Listening to the radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Border Patrol collars seven at I-Falls. PolyMet building costs climb. The rail line between Duluth and the...
Moose
Northeastern Minnesota’s moose population dropped some during the past year, but it appears...
Moose in Superior National Forest
An estimated 42 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa...

In September 2017, during a meeting of the School District 166 school board, the topic of racism in the local school system was brought forward. A number of public comments were shared during the...
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