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Alison McIntyre is the county's health and human services director

County hires new health and human services director

On Sept. 26, Alison McIntyre was named the new public health and human services director for Cook County.

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Moose killed in vehicle collision on Gunflint

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has released details on a moose/vehicle collision on the Gunflint Trail on Friday, September 22. 

Sheriff's Office seeks tips in hit and run

 A Grand Marais man reported a hit and run to his parked vehicle at about 11 p.m. on Saturday night, September 23.

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School News - GES - September 22

A new school year is underway.  Charlotte and Grace let us know what is happening at Great Expectations School.


GES growth and expansion plans

As Great Expectations continues to grow, a need for expansion is becoming greater.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations administrator Peter James about that topic and more.

Myron Bursheim

Commissioner discusses racism in Cook County, local schools

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 26, the topic of racism occurring on the local level was addressed several times.

Valerie Marasco speaks on her family's behalf on Fallen Firefighter Memorial Day, Sept. 24

Remembering a fallen firefighter

The State of Minnesota recognizes the sacrifice of firefighters who have perished with the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the State Capitol.

photo by Will Moore

WTIP at record-breaking Target Field football game

Target Field in Minneapolis was the home to what became by far the biggest crowd to ever attend a Division III college football game on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the University of St.

Josh Beck, the former director of Cook County's Health and Human Services Department

Beck court dates, trial delayed

Joshua Beck, the former Cook County Health and Human Services director, was scheduled for a second appearance before Judge Michael Cuzzo on Sept. 26.

Rita Plourde

Sawtooth Mountain CEO discusses Health Center "funding cliff"

The Health Center Funding Cliff may become a reality in just days.  If that happens, the Health Center Program will incur a 70% reduction to program funding.

Jason Wussow

Jason Wussow talks about One Week Live on Scenic Route

Jason Wussow is the owner of Beaner's Central coffee house in Duluth, where for the following week, bands from Northern Minnesota and beyond will be playing every night as part of the 16th annual


Minnesota wolf population likely increased by 25 percent over last year

Results from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2016-17 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent since the 2015-16 survey.

Fall Colors (Photo by Bryan Hansel)

Fall colors update with local photographer

We are near the peak of the fall colors, as according to the Minnesota DNR, the leaves typically reach peak color around mid-September to early October.  To find out more about the fall colors lo


Wildlife researcher seeks support to solve mystery of brainworm transmission in moose

Scientists believe moose acquire an often deadly brainworm in Minnesota when they eat snails and slugs carrying the parasite’s larvae.

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