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Tyler Dean with a young Haitian girl in Saint Marc, Haiti on the last day of his aid-related trip.

Local 2007 high school grad contributes to relief effort in Haiti

On Jan. 12, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.


Blake Freking's dog team takes off from start of the Beargrease

An exciting start to the Beargrease

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. It attracts mushers from around the world and covers nearly 400miles of difficult terrain.


1 percent local option sales tax

County will pursue sales tax on incoming shipments

The Minnesota Department of Revenue administers and collects sales taxes, but Cook County has a special interest in the process.


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New information casts doubt on Qwest’s outage explanation

A report in the Duluth News Tribune casts doubt on the reason given by Qwest for the widespread communications outage along the North Shore.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap Jan. 30

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.


 

Cook County political caucuses to be held Feb. 2

Feb. 2 is the day for political caucuses. Democrats will caucus at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts and Republicans will caucus at the Community Center. Both events will begin at 7 p.m.


EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA in financial turmoil

The Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority, or EDA, is in crisis.  There’s no money to pay its bills. 


Local offices up for election in November

Local offices up for election in November

In addition to national and state offices, there are several county and school board positions up for election this year.


Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Commissioner reflects on the county-wide communication failure

Referring to it as a real wake-up call, Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick talked to WTIP about the effects of losing landline telephone, internet and cell phone communication for over 11 hours o


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.