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Election results

WTIP Election Night Roundup

The election turnout in Cook County was once again large with 77 percent of registered voters casting their ballots. The highest turnout was in Cascade Precinct 7 with 89 percent of the eligible voters voting.
 


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Biomass studies in the works: local coordinator needed

There are two studies getting underway in Cook County that will look at using locally harvested woody biomass to generate energy for local use. The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP),

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Local Fishing Report

11/2/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for September were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

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WTIP to air referendum discussion Nov. 4

Just two days after the General Election WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation will

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County Post Offices To Deliver Ballots To Courthouse

The Post Offices at Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Hovland and Grand Portage will be hand-carrying ballots to the Cook County Courthouse after the Post Offices close on Tuesday, November 2.


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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 30

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Food support, property tax levies and more on mining have been important stories.

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Energy assistance and improvements money available

Two programs designed to help people pay or save on winter energy costs have had funding extended this week.
 

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Sheriff Mark Falk: drug arrests, deer-car collisions, and Halloween safety

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk visits the WTIP studios once a month to discuss law enforcement efforts.  He spoke with reporter Carah Thomas during the A.M.


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County mapping to be available on the web

Cook County residents will soon be able to search for, download and print maps and data normally found in a plat book. The interactive database will reside at the county’s website.