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School News from Cook County Middle School, December 14

Part of the middle school concept is opportunity for exploring outside activities and interests.


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West End News: December 13

Everyone knows that Olympic medalist Cindy Nelson is a West End native, who grew up in Lutsen, skiing at her parents’ ski resort.  But what other world-class athlete grew up - and still liv


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County Attorney releases apology statement

As reported late last week, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been ordered to stay away from a 17-year-old girl and her parents after being accused of an improper relationship with the girl.


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"Peace of Mind" can help seniors live safely at home

There’s a new program designed to help seniors stay in their own homes safely and give their family members an added sense of security.


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Omnibus Hearing continued in local case

The Omnibus Hearing for a 36-year-old Grand Portage man was continued Wednesday in the Sixth District Court until January 23.
 


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New book of Minnesota know-how, from carving ice sculptures to singing like a voyageur...

Bob was joined by former Pioneer Press outdoors writer (and current communications director for the MN DNR) Chris Niskanen Dec. 7 to talk about his new book, "The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction and More." Those and dozens of other uniquely Minnesotan skills are covered in this 'playful yet practical' how-to guide.


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"Books That Shaped America" from the Library of Congress...what would be on your list?

Mark Dimunation, chief of the Library of Congress' rare book & special collection division, joined Bob recently to discuss "Books That Shaped America." Learn how and why the list of 88 books were chosen, and how they affected our history. You can view the entire list here.


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Get the scoop on the royal baby bump from an expert on British history & monarchy

Ann Possis chatted Dec. 7 with Prof. John Watkins, professor of English at the U of MN, who specializes in sovereignty, queenship, and British history. Learn about the royal family, how succession to the British throne works, and changes in British law that will allow a girl baby equal chance to become the monarch. 


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Youth Show December 6

This week on the show, youth producer Mara MacDonell brings us a great piece about the Cook County High School Pep Band.


Commissioners Hakes, Martinson and Hall. Photo: Stephan Hogland

Scannell resignation called for at county board meeting

During a public comment period held prior to the Dec.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: December 6

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina brings us an original poem, "Untitled Poem #2" (Photo by miyagisan/Flickr)

Untitled Poem #2

Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about death and saying goodbye.


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Youth Radio Project: Pep Band

If you've ever been to a high school sports event, you've probably seen (and heard) the pep band. But what purpose do they really serve?


Mark Marxen takes a closer look at the wolf hunt for his Night of the Notorious project (Diane Hammond/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Mark Marxen on the wolf hunt

Is a wolf hunt good wolf population management? College in the Schools Writing student Mark Marxen is taking a closer look at this topic for his Night of the Notorious project.


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