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Weekend News Roundup for April 22

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A Grand Marais daycare center is closing. College student fees may become optional.


Cook County Ambulance at a recent fire scene

Cook County Ambulance asks for help

At the last meeting of the board of North Shore Health, members of the Cook County Ambulance squad shared concerns about the on-going shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  


March for Science event in Grand Marais - April 22

Local biologists Ann Belleman and Jean Cochrane spoke with WTIP's Martha Marnocha about Saturday morning's March for Science in Grand Marais.


Dr. Bill Crandall

ISD166 looks at block scheduling for longer class periods

Career and Tech education is a current important topic, so is scheduling longer class periods. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


North Shore Health

Hospital board hears need for EMTs, construction update and art for wallspace

Some EMTs are concerned about the increase in ambulance runs, but no increase in EMTs.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with North Shore Health administrator Kimber Wraalstad on the need for EMTs


Sheriff's Office patch

Alarming police call is a prank

When the Cook County Sheriff’s Office released this week’s listing of 9-1-1 calls, there was a call that seemed alarming.


Cooperation Station in Grand Marais

Cooperation Station daycare faces uncertain future in Grand Marais

The future of a well-known daycare provider in Grand Marais hangs in the balance and could be shutting the doors of its current location, according to board members of the Cooperation Station Daycare.


Rep. Ecklund

Legislators still apart on budget, maybe closer on bonding

Budget bills and bonding, college student fees and debt.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund about the remaining weeks of the Legislative session.


Mike Stewart

Sloppy start to a nice weekend

Rain, snow, sun, melt.


Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioners discuss budgets, bonding and how the Committee of the Whole will work

Commissioners discussed budget concerns for 2018 and bonding for the current year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk about matters in the Committee of the Whole me