Health

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


The proposed site of the PolyMet mine

Grand Portage unites with other northern tribes in concern over PolyMet mine proposal

Tribal governments are coming together in concern over the PolyMet mine proposal.  There’s been a flurry of interest recently by companies that want to mine copper, nickel and other prec


Pirates of the Carrot Bean comes to Cook County

“Pirates” to invade Sawtooth Elementary

They are not your typical peg-legged swashbucklers. They’re a theatre troupe that will be teaching the kids at Sawtooth Elementary all about good nutrition, health and hygiene.


Minnesota US Senator Al Franken

Sen. Franken on Afghanistan, healthcare, Haiti and election results in Massachusetts

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken recently returned from Afghanistan and shares his experience with WTIP in an interview with Jay Andersen on DayBreak. Sen.