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Superior National Forest scene

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness celebrates 20 years with event in Grand Marais

The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ founder and lead organization, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW).


Listening, 1940

Weekend News Roundup for February 18

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The county wants to pave the Pike Lake Road. A group of DFLers want Congressman Nolan to run for Governor.


Alpine boys' team with the third place trophy at the State Meet.

Cook County Viking boys bring home State 3rd place trophy

The Cook County Vikings Alpine Ski team had several athletes at the State Meet at Giants Ridge on Wednesday, Febraruy 15.


Isle Royale

Grand Marais likely to host seaplane service to Isle Royale

Isle Royale National Park is considering a proposal by Isle Royale Seaplanes  (IRS) to offer seaplance service from Grand Marais to Isle Royale.


The AEOA homelessness survey found 13 individuals needing shelter.

AEOA releases results of Point in Time survey on homelessness

 The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency recently conducted a survey on homelessness in Cook County.


WTIP's Jana Berka accepts the check for WTIP radio

First and Second Thrift Store helps community

Community members happily gathered at the Cook County Senior Center on a snowy winter day, February 8, for a “payout party” with the First and Second Thrift Store.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Legislative update: Ecklund urges Nolan to run for Governor

A group of Iron Range oriented legislators is urging Congressman Rick Nolan to be the DFL candidate for Governor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.


Girl Scouts get a work out hauling cookies around!

Girl Scout cookie sales under way in Cook County

Cook County Girl Scouts --Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Ambassadors and Senior Scouts -- are now selling cookies on the North Shore.


Matthew and Deb in action

Pickleball takes over YMCA (and WTIP)

The WTIP staff heads off to the Cook County YMCA to get educated in the ways of pickleball, a new sport sweeping the nation, especially in community cetner and retirement settings.


Ella Hedstrom (right) and Iris Works enjoy a recent swim meet

Local swimmers advance to state competition

The following are Cook County swimmers who are competing at the state meet on Feb. 19 at the University of Minnesota.