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Commissioners Martinson(L) and Johnson (R)

A county board round-up plus a special Messiah Concert story

AEOA, changes in some zoning regulations, good news at the library and a public input meeting on taxes scheduled for next Monday.


Detour map

Detour begins Nov. 28 on Highway 1 south of Ely

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 1 south of Ely beginning Monday, Nov. 28. The detour will be in place until the week of Dec. 19.


Commissioner Jim Johnson

Commissioner Johnson discusses Superior National and lost homestead credit

The Cook County board held a couple of meetings this week.


Really old radio photo

Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 19

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


Whitetail doe

Good weather equals better deer hunting going into final weekend

Better weather conditions for hunting and a Friday holiday for some were the likely reasons deer registrations climbed to within 7 percent of the 2010 season-to-date level after the second weekend of


Superintendent Bet Schwarz

ISD166 Superintendent discusses district financial picture and contract negotiations

Cook County Schools, ISD166 has recently received it's annual audit. There were no real surprizes but that doesn't mean the district isn't going to continue facing difficult times.


GES students, staff

Great Expectations holds annual meeting

Great Expectations School held its annual meeting this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview with GES administrator Peter James.


Property taxes

Property tax sticker shock hits this week

By now most Cook County residents should have received their property tax estimates for 2012 – or will yet this week. The news for most homeowners will not be good.


Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack introduces legislation to permit road construction in Grand Marais

To address Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure needs, U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has introduced H.R.