Local News

Commissiioner Jan Sivertson

County Board discusses new administrator position

The Cook County commissioners discussed the next step in hiring a county administrator.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Two new members join ISD166 board

ISD166 held its organizational meeting, the first of the new year. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about budget and new board members.


Louis Plante

Exhibit on history of snow travel at Cook County Historical Society

There’s a new exhibit exploring the history of snow travel at the Cook County Historical Society.


AEOA provides assistance to homeless individuals and families

Cook County has a homeless population that is often invisible and the AEOA (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency) has services available to provide assistance.


Lonnie Dupre

UPDATE: Lonnie reaches Denali summit after four attempts. Begins descent

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre reached the summit of North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley, shortly after 5 p.m.


"Grand Marais Ole Opry" scheduled for January 17

The ‘Grand Marais Ole Opry’ is a lively showcase of regional artists playing classic country tunes.


Cook County included in Minnesota Local Government Innovation Awards

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota held the annual Minnesota Local Government Innovation Awards Program, sponsored by the Bush Foundation.


Mark Sandbo

Bike trail annual meeting is Saturday

The Gitchi Gammi bike trail is steadily becoming a reality. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with trail association member Mark Sandbo about this weekend’s annual meeting.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Weather Service says it'll warm up through the week

OK, so it’s not going to be balmy, but it is going to warm up and bring us out of the deep freeze. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about a warming trend.


 Final Performance of "We Happy Few"

Stage Door

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse. It’s a chance to meet the artists involved in our local theater…