Health

Ann Ward unloads a kiln full of bowls for the upcoming fundraiser/photo by Joan Farnam

Empty Bowls fundraiser draws attention to growing demand for food support

Empty Bowls, an international event to raise money to fight hunger while promoting art and community action, takes place at the First Congregation Church in Grand Marais this coming Thursday.


Nick Wharton

On the farm in Cook County

Agriculture is hardly the first thing folks think of when they picture Cook County. In fact, many people think the cold climate and difficult soil make it almost impossible to grow food here, but all that doesn’t stop Nick Wharton and his family from trying. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson has this report from our ongoing series on homesteading in Cook County.


Suicide and depression

First Thursday broadcast deals with suicide

On May 6, WTIPs First Thursday Community Conversation dealt with suicide.

School lunch

ISD166 starts program to improve school lunch nutrition

Food at school. Obesity in kids. Improved nutrition for the young. All topics in the news today. It’s also a topic of discussion at Cook County Schools.

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to


Remote Minnesota Lake

MPCA study finds chemical pollution in remote Minnesota lakes

In the last decade, studies have revealed that endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDC’s, are present in virtually every watershed in the United States.  There is growing concern that eve


A map of the study

New study ranks Lake County as “unhealthiest” but with a bright future

A new report reveals how counties across America stack up when it comes to health. The news is not good for Cook County’s neighbor to the west.


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Booster Club names Bob Carter Fan of the Year

Each year the Cook County Athletic Booster Club picks two community members for the Fan of the Year honor.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Hospital

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to use health information exchange

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is participating in HIE-Bridge, a new Health Information Exchange project that uses a secure web-based service to allow health care providers to locate patients’ medi