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Cook County Commissioner Forum -- Part One

PART ONE: Candidates for Cook County Commissioner gathered in the WTIP studio Tuesday, Oct. 12 to answer questions and take listener calls.

Referendum meeting at Chicago Bay Marketplace, Hovland, MN

Public schools across state facing financial difficulties

Public education in Minnesota is in crisis. State education funding has dropped nearly 14% since 2003, while costs have continued to rise. Many districts, including Cook County, have al

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Community Emergency Notification System being tested

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has contracted with Global Connect, a national voice messaging service, to provide a Community Emergency Notification System that may be used to direct


Brook trout spawn is on in cold streams

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

ISD 166 campus in Grand Marais, MN

ISD 166 levy referendum interviews: pro and con

Cook County Independent School District 166 (ISD 166) has an operating levy referendum on the ballot November 2nd.  WTIP's Carah Thomas interviewed "Vote Yes" committee volunt

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ISD166 School Board Candidates Forum

On Thursday, Oct.7, the four candidates for ISD166 school board were in the WTIP studio to answer questions, state positions and discuss among themselves their role in the future of Cook County S

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill to have kidney transplant surgery

State Rep. David Dill who has been coping with kidney disease since 1966 will be entering Hennepin County Medical Center tomorrow, Oct. 12, for a kidney transplant.

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Weekend News Wrap-up for Oct. 9

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Local fishing report for Oct. 8

10/8/10 – 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 project an upbeat picture

Lodging tax revenues for the month of August were up from July county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.