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Great Expectations School

School News from Great Expectations: February 10

Sequioa, Grace, and Lexi report the latest school news.

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Proposed bill could have Cook County Sheriff's Department patrolling the BWCAW

A Congressman from Utah has proposed a bill that would change who enforces rules and regulations on national forest lands in the United States.


Dr. Bill Crandall

School sells bonds and good rating nets them full amount

ISD166 has sold its bonds and infrastructure project bids are beginning to be let.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


Cook County law enforcement report

WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from January 30 to February 5. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.
 


  Preparing for Easter Seals Snowarama at Grand Portage!

Grand Portage hosts Snowarama for Easter Seals Saturday

Snowarama for Easter Seals at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is in its 14th year.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: February 9

Jack, Sophia, and Gus report the latest school news.

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The 1982 Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the County Attorney and Auditor - Frank is far left

West End News: February 9

This is Bill Hansen. I’m best known for being the father of Clare Shirley, who is the normal author of the West End News, but she is on vacation this week.
 


Grand Marais

Bedrock will affect new building cost

City gets sticker shock on public works building foundation expense. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

 


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund on this week at the Legislature

Real ID, Sunday liquor and a bonding bill that’s still up in the air. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund about this week at the State Legislature.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken: Interesting times in D.C.

The Senate is about to revisit a bill designed to give Medicare a bargaining position with pharmaceutical companies.


Carol Christenson

The weekend's warming up

Looks like a nice February weekend with warmer temps and maybe a dusting of snow. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Female wolf visit, early February 2017

A WTIP listener-member shared this video of a female wolf visiting during a snowy February, 2017, in Cook County.

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Deer in Winter

DNR explains why feeding deer in winter is a bad idea

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says feeding deer in the winter along the North Shore or anywhere in Cook County often starts with noble intentions, but it can be deadly for deer.


Grand Marais Rec Park

A boat house project was discussed at recent park board meeting

The Historical Society has approached the Park Board with an idea for the harbor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.


Hedstrom Lumber Company

Fire destroys boiler control room at Hedstrom Lumber

Cook County Law Enforcement received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire at Hedstrom Lumber Company just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4.


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