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Rena Rogers at the podium during Tuesday's press conference. All photos by Rhonda Silence

County officially unveils new logo, focuses on communication policy

Improved communication and a look at the new county logo were among the highlights during several meetings in the Cook County Commissioners room on Tuesday, April 25th. 

North Woods Naturalist: Spring takeover

Although springs seems to keep coming and going, naturalist Chel Anderson reassures us that we are closing in on spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen learns more in this interview.

Commissioner Bursheim

Emergency Management and Public Information department discussed

At the recent county board meeting, commissioners heard an annual report from county engineer Dave Betts.

Great Expectations School

Despite the weather, looks like spring at GES

Great Expectations is getting ready for its May plant sale and the board is planning for next year while there’s still six weeks left in this school year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke w

More ice than snow is in the forecast -- drive with care!

National Weather Service issues ice storm warning

The National Weather Service has announced that the Northland will see a complex weather situation tonight and Wednesday.


YMCA director talks daycare, taxes in Cook County

YMCA Executive Director Emily Marshall sat down with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs to talk about daycare at the local facility, Cooperation Station and what the daycare situation in Cook County means fo

Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip plays the Roadhouse, acoustic style

Floydian Slip, a four-piece jam band from the south shore, and regular guests, stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a weekend gig at the Gun Flint Tavern. Floydian Slip is: Jeff Kriner, drums; Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; and Andy Noyes, guitar. 

Distracted driving

Sheriff talks about distracted driving hazards on the road

Drug drop off weekend is coming and distracted driving continues to be a hazard on the roads. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.

Grand Marais

Mayor outlines visioning process details, seeks input

The City of Grand Marais is working with the community to develop a vision and set of values that will inform a comprehensive plan for the city's future.  With community responses in hand, th


Exploring the link between immune system diseases and the environment

The recent rapid rise of diseases that affect the immune system (like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease) suggest that factors in the environment are contributing. Lindsey Konkel, a freelance journalist who writes about science, health, and the environment, joined CJ the day before Earth Day to discuss current thoughts and research on this topic.

Richard Smith, Gordon Thorne, Tom Schaefer

Fingerstyle Masters preview - Richard Smith on Scenic Route

Richard Smith is world-renowned Nashville-based guitarist hailing originally from south of London. His influences range from Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed to Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt.


Turkish carpet merchant visits Grand Marais

Carpet dealer Cemal Uzun is touring the U.S. with his carpet selection because a downturn in Turkish tourism has hit the business he works for, Anatolian Carpets, hard. He was here in Grand Marais along with local resident Ann Marie Mershon, who spent years living in Turkey and has written several books about her experiences. They chatted with Dave the day before the big carpet show at the Cook County Community Center.

Cook County's new branding design

County hosts event to unveil new branding efforts, logo design

On Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m., Cook County staff and commissioners will introduce a new department and officially launch their new brand and logo. The public event will take place in the Cook C

Cook County Sheriffs Department

A Look at the law enforcement log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from April 10 to 16. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

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