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1% sales tax figures are growing

County 1% sales tax revenue up this year

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.

Commissioner Sobanja

Sobanja: County has a 2012 budget and levy

The county has a budget and there are more plans for using Lake Superior water at the golf course and maybe the ski hill.

Large Lake Observatory equipment

UMD’s Large Lake Observatory research reported online

The work of the Large Lakes Observatory is the latest local research topic covered by the online magazine Science Nation.

Rep. Cravaack

Cravaack moves ahead with land swap

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack said late last week he would introduce legislation ordering the U.S.

DJ in the early years

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 10

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Brad Moore

PolyMet copper mine timetable slowed again

The proposed PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minnesota is facing more delays in the timetable to finish its environmental review.

Conductor Bill Beckstrand

Community Christmas Concert: Rehearsals & Reflections

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.

Gunflint Hills golf course

Golf, park entry and reservations around the corner

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.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD 166 board to meet on superintendent contract

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.