The Cook County Auditor’s office as released 18-month figures for collection of the 1% local option sales tax – and the fund is growing faster this year.
The county has a budget and there are more plans for using Lake Superior water at the golf course and maybe the ski hill.
The US House as already acted on a payroll tax extension.
The work of the Large Lakes Observatory is the latest local research topic covered by the online magazine Science Nation.
Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.
This year’s performances of the annual Community Christmas Concert in Grand Marais drew capacity crowds, December 4 & 5th. In this feature, WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson talks with conductor and composer Bill Beckstrand, now in his second year as director. Mark also recorded parts of the final rehearsal and spoke with orchestra and chorus members.
The city’s Gunflint Hills golf course is going to need more capital money and the Rec Park’s “Community Connection” goes back to the drawing board.
Members of the Cook County school board are set to meet next week to hammer out a contract for Superintendent Beth Schwarz. According to board chair Mary Sanders the board will meet 8:30 a.m.