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What a government shutdown means to you

OK, let’s say there is no budget deal in Washington and the government shuts down the end of the work day Friday. What does that mean to us in Cook County?


A map of Anguilla, the most eastern island in the British West Indies

West End News April 6

Like many Cook County residents at this time of year, I have traveled a good distance south to spend a week being renewed by a beach and a hammock before the busy summer season gets under way.


Piled taconite

Range Legislators lose House budget battle

The bill that would strip economic development funds from the Arrowhead has passed the Minnesota House. Loud protests from Iron Range lawmakers were drown out by a 70 to 60 vote.


Winter Kayaking on the Big Lake with Bryan Hansel

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Plane wreck

Emergency Services Conference will put a plane wreck in the Rec Park

New bike trail campsite rates have been set by the park board. There’s also news about the up-coming Emergency Services Conference that will bring an airplane wreck to the Rec Park.


Moose on the North Shore

Deer Hunters Assn. hosts forum on moose

Because moose in Minnesota don’t have an advocacy group, the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association has picked up their cause.


Heavy snow

Weekend snow carried high moisture content

North Shore weather is always unpredictable, but never more so than in the spring of the year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Ryan Petz -- 2nd from right

Minneapolis brewery has Cook County connection

The beer brewing landscape is changing in Minneapolis. One of the small breweries helping to do that is Fulton Brewery.


Walleye

Expected late ice-out prompts fishing closures on Canadian border

Several lakes and rivers along the Minnesota-Ontario border in Cook County will be closed to fishing at the start of this year’s season to protect concentrations of spawning walleye from potenti


No Such Thing as a Bad Kid - by Charlie Appelstein

"No Such Thing as a Bad Kid" workshops, April 13

There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Kid.   That’s the title of a book by author and youth care specialist Charlie Appelstein.  Appelstein will be in Grand Marais on


Gladys Dockan, March 2011

Behind the Work: Gladys Dockan

This edition of WTIP's ongoing series, Behind the Work features Gladys Dockan, 83.  Dockan is a lifetime resident of Cook County and has been doing hair and giving home permanents for more than half a century.  She did hair at the Care Center in Grand Marais for nearly 20 years, helping residents look and feel better with a cut and a perm.  In this Behind the Work, Gladys gives a home perm to another lifetime Cook County resident, Mildred Johnson, 89.


Health care costs

The Artist Fund can help area artists with health care reimbursements

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council has announced a program for regional artists that can help them access health care. It’s called The Artist Fund.


Clinic-hospital complex

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is focus for WTIP’s First Thursday broadcast

In a time of high insurance premiums, patients with no insurance at all as well as a host of other health care challenges, can a clinic like Sawtooth Mountain continue to serve everyone in Cook County


Merlin

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber April 2nd

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.


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