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Sheriff Mark Falk

Quiet holiday season so far, according to Sheriff

The holiday season has been quiet so far and that’s something that pleases the sheriff’s department. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Latest census data paints a picture of Cook County

Deconstructing the latest census every 10 years is always interesting. Especially if a state is worried about re-apportionment of congressional power and census-driven grants and other funding.


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Weekend News Wrap for Dec. 25

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


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Friday Fish Report for Dec . 24

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says it’s time to get back to serious fishing.


Howard Hedstrom, of Hedstrom Lumber Company in Grand Marais, offers input during the biomass public meeting, December 9.

Is biomass energy in Cook County's future?

Around 20 people came to the County Courthouse in Grand Marais on a stormy, snowy evening earlier this month to talk about biomass energy.  The December 9 meeting was organized by the Cook County


Bob Fenwick

Courthouse says goodbye to Fenwick

After 12 years as a county commissioner, Bob Fenwick was feted by courthouse employees and fellow boardmembers during Tuesday's meeting. Dec. 21 was Fenwick's last board meeting.


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County Board moves to lower 2011 taxes

Cook County commissioners Tuesday made two moves to reduce next year’s projected levy increases. WTIPs Jay Andersen has the story.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Bullying in county discussed by ISD166 superintendent

Bullying is an issue in schools all over the country. But as a group here in Cook County is discovering, bullying goes far beyond the school hallways. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this interview.


EDA director Matt Geretschlaeger

Who will lead the EDA?

Ever since EDA director Matt Geretschlaeger said this summer that he was going to resign, the question of who will lead the troubled economic development agency has been up in the air.


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Fiber optic commissionto request one percent funding

High speed internet connection just got cheaper if the Cook County Fiber Optic Network Commission has its way.