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Inching toward spring

Slow but sure we steadily move into spring.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Moore.

Rep. Rob Ecklund

House launches tax and transportation bills

At the Legislature, committee chairs are rolling out their proprieties and budgets. The House has a tax bill and a transportation package.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.


Wildlife officials kill nearly 200 Minnesota wolves in 2016

Nearly 200 wolves were killed in Minnesota last year. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on how and why wolves are killed by wildlife agents in Minnesota. 

Chaplains are now available in times of crisis

Cook County Sheriff's Office implements chaplain program

The Cook County Sheriff's Office has been working with local ministerial personnel to create a chaplain program. Eight people are now serving as chaplains.

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Weekend News Roundup for March 25

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Another Cook County resident wins a Bush Fellowship. Tragedy at the Pigeon River border crossing.

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WTIP News Survey: Please share your feedback!

The WTIP News Department continues to expand its efforts to create and share local news and information.

The Roger Blough departs for Lake Superior on March 22, 2017. Photo by Ken Newhams

First light, first laker as shipping season begins on Lake Superior

The first U.S.-flag lakers departed from the Port of Duluth-Superior on Wednesday, March 22, signaling the start of the 2017 commercial shipping season at the farthest inland port on the Great Lakes S

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Community health execs to meet in D.C.

The future of health care funding on the Federal level is tenuous at this time, with a lot of unanswered questions hanging in the air.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clin

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 13 – March 19. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

2017 Bush Foundation Fellow Kristin DeArruda Wharton

DeArruda Wharton receives Bush Foundation Fellowship

The Bush Foundation announced its 2017 Bush Fellows today, listing 24 leaders who were chosen for their records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in their co