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March Weather

Pretty typical weather for March

A cool weekend, but not much chance of more snow or rain by Saturday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Geoff Grochocinsky.


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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


Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioners consider "committee of the whole" format

Commissioners have done some restructuring at Health and Human Services as well as considering a “committee of the whole” format.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Com


Valerie Marasco

Annual emergency conference is scheduled for late April

The annual emergency response conference is approaching in late April.


Rita Plourde

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


Soil and Water

Soil and Water: trees, compost and rain barrels

The annual Soil and Water tree sale is coming up. They’ll also have rain barrels and compost bins available.


Cook County Sheriffs Office squad car.jpg

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 13th – March 19th. 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


Cook County Sheriffs Office

Customs & Border Protection officer found dead at port of entry

At approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from the Grand Portage Port of E