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The old bus garage is gone and the ground is being prepped for the new garage

Work on new school bus garage under way at ISD 166

There has been a flurry of activity in recent days as School District 166 prepares for the new school year.


Senator Al Franken at Java Moose in Grand Marais

Senator Al Franken visits the North Shore

If you happened by the Java Moose coffee shop in Grand Marais on Sunday afternoon and you thought you saw U.S. Senator Al Franken…you did!


Principal Adam Nelson helping prepare the new playground

School District 166 readies the new playground

There has been a flurry of activity in recent days as School District 166 prepares for the new school year. There are some changes on campus—inside and out.


Spanish class students from ISD 166 at Concordia Language Villages. Photo by Amy Henrikson

School District 166 prepares for new year, new language opportunities

There has been a flurry of activity in recent days as School District 166 prepares for the new school year. There are some changes on campus and WTIP’s Rhonda Silence recently took a tour.


Listening to the radio-Sat. Evening Post

Weekend News Roundup for August 19

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. This week the county board started budget and levy discussions and a Clean Water groups headed to St.


International workers

International workers, Thursday Conversation topic

A 2012-13 economic analysis of Cook County documented tourism as 82% of our local economy. This year 40% of the seasonal jobs servicing that economy are filled by international workers.


Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

Superintendent discusses latest school board meeting

WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke on the phone with Cook County School District superintendent Bill Crandall about the latest school board meeting.


Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Solar eclipse in Cook County: Everything you need to know

Everyone in the continental United States has a chance to see some part of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.


First houses are being built

Grand Marais workforce housing project update

The Grand Marais workforce housing project is underway with help from One Roof Housing in Duluth.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the deputy director of One Roof Housing, Cliff Knettel, abo


Cook County Board of Commissioners 2017-18.JPG

Commissioners discuss levy, town hall meetings set

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.