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Dave and Amy Freeman

North American Odyssey at the Inland Passage

On Earth Day, April 22, Cook County’s Dave and Amy Freeman of the Wilderness Classroom Organization began an 11,000 mile expedition, traveling across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogs

BWCAW scene

Forest Service profiles wilderness visitors

Not everyone who visits Cook County heads for the woods.

Fall Lake-Fernberg area

Cell phone tower close to BWCAW is contested

The location of a 450-foot cell phone tower near Fall Lake northeast of Ely has wound up in court.

Don Wilson and Tristan Beaster

Storm over courthouse rain garden subsides

The recent storm of protest over a rain garden on the courthouse lawn has subsided in compromise.

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff Mark Falk talks about local law enforcement

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk visits WTIP each month to talk about local law enforcement happenings.  


Planning Director Tim Nelson

County Board: new fee structure tabled, Health Officer hired

Proposed changes to the Cook County fee schedulewere tabled for two weeks.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap June 19

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.


Strikepoint performers

Handbell ensemble to appear at Bethlehem Lutheran

The strikepoint is the place on a handbell which produces the purest sound and truest pitch.