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Robert Deschampe of Grand Portage takes the oath of office

New commissioner takes oath of office

At the start of the Tuesday, June 13 meeting of the Cook County Commissioners, Deputy Court Administrator Kim Shepard administered the oath of office for new District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobb


Sheriff's squad

Cyclist collapses on Mount Josephine during ride

 Cook County 911 dispatch received a call Monday, June 12, regarding a cyclist who collapsed during his ascent up Mount Josephine in Grand Portage.


Dr. Bill Crandall

Art teacher position on ISD166 school board agenda

There are – or may be – changes to the art program at School District 166 next year. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Superintendent Bill Crandall to find out more. 


Lake Superior-North Watershed

MPCA: Watershed contains some of the least polluted waters

The Lake Superior-North Watershed covers more than a million acres in the Arrowhead from the Baptism River to the Canadian border.


Need a passport? The Grand Marais Post Office can help.

Grand Marais Post Office to host Passport Fair

The Grand Marais Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


A search is under way for a missing camper at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Missing man found at Romance Lake

The Gunflint Trail Fire Department search and rescue team and U.S. Forest Service personnel began conducting a search at about 11 p.m.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 10

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


Robert Deschampe

New commissioner faces campaign violation complaint

 Commissioner-elect Robert “Bobby” Deschampe will take the oath of office on Tuesday, June 13 to become the Cook County District 1 representative.


Birch Grove Community School

West End committee creates a consensus agreement for Birch Grove

After months of meeting, it is hoped that the Birch Grove Task Force Conciliation Committee has developed an agreement that the entire West End community can live with. 


Sue Hakes

Sue Hakes talks about what lies ahead in her political future

Sue Hakes has a long political history in Cook County. She recently formed an exploratory committee in case Rep. Rick Nolan chose to run for Governor rather than stay in Congress.