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Budget

The budget crunch at ISD166 is April’s Third Thursday Conversation

Cook County Schools, ISD166 is considering a second attempt for an operating levy referendum scheduled for Election Day, November 8th.


A trash pickup was held Wednesday, April 22 in Grand Marais

Local youths lead group picking up trash on Lake Superior shores

Earth Day is on April 22 this year, and in recognition of that a group led by local youths in the community went out to pick up trash on the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: April 21

Sophia, Kalina and Gus report the latest news from Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.


West End News: April 21

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune issued their annual “Best of Minnesota” article last week and the West End made the list twice.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk: input to the county board on mining resolution was non-threatening

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is embroiled in a controversy over a mining resolution discussed and not acted upon by the county board.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the District 3 Senat


Chelsea Froemke

Preparation continues for group traveling from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay

A group of four women are planning a trip from Seagull Lake at the end of the Gunflint Trail to Hudson Bay this summer.


Brook trout

Grand Marais event highlights DNR trout management plans along North Shore

There was an open house Tuesday, April 19 at the Cook County Community Center to discuss the DNR’s Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan in Minnesota.


Cook County Court House

Commissioners to turn over all correspondence regarding controversial resolution

A public-information request has been made from a member of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus for all of the Cook County Commissioners to turn over any emails, text messages, and social media con


Spiny waterflea

Spiny waterfleas disrupt the ecology of area lakes

It’s a tiny organism that’s infiltrated many Minnesota lakes causing large disruptions in the aquatic biomass even here in Cook County.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with aqu


Matthew Schmidt and Erin Altemus

Familiar faces bring changes to Camp Menogyn

YMCA Camp Menogyn up the Gunflint Trail has some changes to the management staff.


Dental care

Dental care as part of a total health picture

Dental care is an important part of the concept of total health care.   WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with clinic CEO Rita Plourde and health care foundation director Karl Hansen about an


Milt Powell

Artist Jan Attridge: painting people of Cook County

Painter Jan Attridge has been doing portraits of Cook County people working at their work and sharing their lives with their pets.


Lake Superior

LSProject: Water levels tell a story in Lake Superior

Lake Superior is up two inches in April from where it was in 2015. What does this mean on bigger scope and why are water levels important in Lake Superior?


Kristin Wharton and Kim Knutson

Growing Health Through Food

Join Host Kristin Wharton for lively and informative conversations about food and health.


Silver Bay

Bent Paddle beer ban continues to stir issues in Silver Bay

The issue of Bent Paddle Beer being removed from the city-owned liquor store in Silver Bay continues to stir controversy. This time, it comes in the form of a new fire truck.


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