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Online parent seminar looks at college drinking

Going to college is a big transition, for students and parents.  It offers students greater freedoms, challenges and choices.

Election results

Primary vote sets stage for change in county government

Voters in Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 went to the polls Tuesday and set the stage for what could prove to be a closely watched general election.


Carrots for the food shelf, grown in WTIP's community garden.

Garden produce welcomed at food shelf

Hey gardeners!  Got green beans coming out of your ears?  More zucchini than you can handle?  If so, the Cook County Food Shelf wants to see you…..and your vegetables.

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County lodging tax affects short-term private cabin rentals

Renting out your cabin or vacation home for less than 30 days at a time is a permitted use in Cook County, according to Tim Nelson, the county’s zoning officer.

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Candidate filings begin slowly

The filing period for city and ISD166 school board and North Shore Hospital board positions is underway through Aug.17.

Highway 61 - west Grand Marais

Housing development proposal dropped

Plans for an affordable housing development were dropped last week after several residents from the neighborhood raised objections to the proposal during a meeting of the Grand Marais Planni

Ultra high-speed broadband

Envisioning the Fiber Optic Future in Cook County – First Thursday for Aug. 5

The Blandin Foundation has awarded Cook County’s Fiber Optic Network Commission $100,000 to serve as a Demonstration Community in its Intelligent Rural Communities program.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap August 7

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


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Local Fish Report for Aug. 6

There are lots fish in Cook County lakes – the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.