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Weekend News Roundup for May 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. John Beargrease descendent to head the Beargrease. Birch thief caught. Drug boss caught.

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Public Health receives second YMCA child care complaint

Cook County Public Health & Human Services has received a child maltreatment report concerning the Cook County Community YMCA “Kids Club” drop-in child care program after a 3-year-old


Local conservation officers gear up for 2017 fishing opener

The 2017 Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 13, which includes walleye and lake trout seasons here in Cook County.

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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 Monday, May 1, to Monday, May 8. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

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U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burns this weekend

During fishing opener, people will see and smell some smoke, possibly as far as five miles away, as the U.S.

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Grand Portage Monument's new superintendent

The Grand Portage National Monument has a new Superintendent, He has a 14-year history with a National Historic Site in North Dakota.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Monument Superintendent

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Rep. Ecklund: Gov. set to veto budget bills

The legislative session is winding down and it looks like the House, Senate and the Governor are in a budget standoff.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund.

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Lots of end-of-year activities at School District 166

Adam Nelson is the principal at ISD 166 - Cook County Schools.

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Hit and run in Grand Marais

A hit and run on Tuesday, April 25 sent Cook County Law Enforcement on a search for a vehicle missing its passenger side mirror.