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Rena Rogers at the podium during Tuesday's press conference. All photos by Rhonda Silence
Improved communication and a look at the new county logo were among the highlights during several meetings in the Cook County Commissioners room on Tuesday, April 25th. 

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs reports on this...
Commissioner Bursheim
At the recent county board meeting, commissioners heard an annual report from county engineer Dave Betts. Later in the day, they attended the launch of the Emergency Management and Public Information department. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Myron...
Great Expectations School
Great Expectations is getting ready for its May plant sale and the board is planning for next year while there’s still six weeks left in this school year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations School administrator Peter James.


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ISD 166 Campus
There will be no school for ISD 166 schools (Cook County High School and Middle School) and Great Expectations  in Grand Marais on Wednesday, April 26th. Birch Grove Community School in Tofte is also closed, as is Oshki Ogimaag and the Grand Portage Headstart.

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More ice than snow is in the forecast -- drive with care!
The National Weather Service has announced that the Northland will see a complex weather situation tonight and Wednesday. A surge of warm and humid air aloft from the south tonight and Wednesday, will combine with cold surface air coming from Canada. This combination will mean a wintry mixture of...
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YMCA Executive Director Emily Marshall sat down with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs to talk about daycare at the local facility, Cooperation Station and what the daycare situation in Cook County means for local taxpayers. 
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Distracted driving
Drug drop off weekend is coming and distracted driving continues to be a hazard on the roads. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat...

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Listening to the radio in the kitchen
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A Grand Marais daycare center is closing. College student fees may become optional. Wolf pack on Isle Royale made...

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

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


District One candidates
Ryan Bottger, Bobby Deschampe, David Keller and Jim Vannet. All four are vying for the Commissioner District One seat vacated by the resignation of Frank Moe.

The Primary is April 4....
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