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Lodging tax revenues project an upbeat picture

Lodging tax revenues for the month of August were up from July county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

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October is Children's Health Month

Children’s health has been on the national agenda since 1928, when Congress designated the first Monday in October as national Child Health Day.  In 1992 the American Academy of Pediat

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Local school not alone seeking operating levy

On November 2, Cook County Schools ISD166 will ask residents to support an operating levy that will bring the district an average of $377,000 in each of the next five years.

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Public schools across state facing financial difficulties

Public education in Minnesota is in crisis.  State education funding has dropped nearly 14% since 2003, while costs have continued to rise.  Many districts, including Cook County, have

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How to feed your kids is the key to improving what they eat

According to a doctor who specializes in healthy eating and how to help young people with their eating habits,  it doesn’t have to be so hard to get picky kids eating right.


Fall is time for the annual moose rut

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

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Hovland Fire Department awarded FEMA grant

The Hovland Volunteer Fire Department learned last week that it will receive a $28,000 FEMA grant to help with recruitment, training, and support.

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber October 2

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to North Shore Weekend from 7-10 Saturday mornings on WTIP to listen to Larry live, download and listen at your convience, or subscribe to a podcast. 

Photo of Aspen Leaf courtesy of Kaibab National Forest

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Weekend News Wrap for Oct. 2

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Bill to ease fishing guide licensing pending presidential signature

A bill waiting to be signed into law by President Obama contains a provision that will cut red tape for Minnesota fishing guides.  According to Rep.

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