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Northern Sky: July 22 - August 4

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

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Weekend News Roundup for July 22

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Joshua Beck is leaving Cook County Public Health and Human Services

County's Public Health & Human Services director submits resignation

Just last Monday, Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell told WTIP that he did not know if the county’s Public Health & Human Services director, Joshua Beck, was planning to resign after a c

Superior National Forest Update: July 21

Hi.  I’m Paulette Anholm, information receptionist at both the Tofte and Gunflint offices with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 21

Another superior weather week along the Gunflint is into the books.

Breakfast and lunch

Summer food project exceeds school expectations

Cook County Schools ISD166 is serving an average of 80 kids daily through its breakfast/lunch summer food program. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr.


"The People's House" grand opening is Aug. 11, 12, 13

The renovation of the Minnesota State Capitol building is complete and there’s a big open house celebration scheduled to show off the results, August 11, 12 and 13.

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Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves 2017 Part 4: Stories of kindness and care in our community

Some feel kindness is the antidote to hatefulness. It does knit a community together and make us all feel healthier and happier.  

World Honey Bee Day

​Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center honors World Honey Bee Day on Saturday, August 19th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bird banding August 17th

Sugarloaf Cove
9096 Highway 61 near Schroeder
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Thursday, August 17th

Grand Marais and Grand Portage
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County. On Thursdays:

Grand Canyon sunset

West End News: July 20

I often talk about the myriad outdoor opportunities to be had here in the West End. One of my favorite aspects of the landscape here is that it is so accessible.

The Voyageur II docked at Rock Harbor, Isle Royale

LSProject: Isle Royale's Rock Harbor Lodge and Dockside Fish Market connection

This edition of the Lake Superior Project takes a look at how commercial fishing on Isle Royale, Michigan, has changed.

Free fluoride well-testing

Oral Health Task Force
Families, day-cares, and other homes where children either live or visit on a consistent basis
Thu, 08/31/2017 (All day)


Grand Marais rain garden

Soil and Water has cost share funds for landowners

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District has cost share programs available for landowners.

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