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County Board hears Highway Department five-year plan

Almost $24.5 million dollars is scheduled for highway building and reconstruction in Cook County over the next five years.

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Fall storm sweeps North Shore with high winds, low pressures

The fall storm that’s currently beating up on Cook County and the Arrowhead Region has set Minnesota’s all-time record for the lowest pressure reading.

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EDA to appoint golf course management board

The Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted at its October meeting to create a new management board to run Superior National Golf Course at Lutsen.  EDA boa

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'Biggest loser' contestant O'Neal Hampton starts new fitness program in Tofte

'Biggest Loser' contestant O'Neal Hampton, who lost over 180 lbs., is starting a new live-in weight-loss and nutrition program, Fitness North, at Surfside in Tofte. He spoke with Buck Oct. 22 about what it takes to be successful making big life changes.


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'Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian' filmmakers visit Studio A

Filmmakers Stefan Quinth and Bill Beyer talked with Bob recently about "Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian," a light-hearted film series exploring contemporary Scandinavian America. A few Ole & Lena jokes were told in the process.


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Barbara Jean and Bump play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Barbara Jean Johnson and Bump Blomberg stopped in to Studio A Oct. 22 to chat and play a few tunes. 


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Food support program grows in county

As the nation slowly moves out of recession, more people are using food support programs in Cook County.


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Land exchange necessary for proposed PolyMet mine

A proposed land exchange between the U.S.

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County taxpayers may be confused by special levies in 2011

An operating levy from ISD166 will be a referendum question on the November 2 ballot.

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Wildlife buttons up for winter

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Grand Marais Mayoral Candidates: Mark Sandbo

Two candidates are running for Grand Marais Mayor. Former mayor Mark Sandbo is running again. WTIPs Jay Andersen interviewed Sandbo as a part of the city candidate series.

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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 23

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

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Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


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The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 2

In 1933, Cook County was just another area of the United States struggling with the Great Depression. But a program begun by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the Civilian Conservation Corps offered hope for the future of both Cook County and area young men. In this episode, former CCC enrollees and construction foremen recall their experience working in Cook County’s CCC camps. This piece is part of WTIP’s ongoing series on the legacy of CCC in Cook County.


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