Public Affairs

Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill predicts special session

The end of this year’s legislative session is drawing to an end and District 6-A Rep. David Dill expects it to go into extra innings.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. David Dill interviewed on the current legislative session

David Dill is the DFL Representative from District 6A. He spoke with WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently on “Daybreak”. His health and the state budget were main topics.


One percent

First Thursday Community Conversation for March: a 1% sales tax update

On November 3rd 2009, Cook County voters overwhelmingly approved a 1% local option sales tax.


Lee and Dan Ross at work in their Hovland studio

Hovland couple at Madison capitol collective bargaining protests

Dan and Lee Ross are artists who make their home in Hovland. They recently returned from a trip to visit family in Madison, Wisconsin where they have often participated in a large art fair.


Mark Morgan on the bathhouse roof

Rec Park bathhouse goes solar

Last week a small crew—helped by a crane—hoisted solar panels onto the roof of a bathhouse in the Grand Marais Rec Park. Mark Morgan is installing the panels on the bathhouse roof.


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.


Election results

WTIP Election Night Roundup

The election turnout in Cook County was once again large with 77 percent of registered voters casting their ballots. The highest turnout was in Cascade Precinct 7 with 89 percent of the eligible voters voting.
 


Mr. Frost reads to his preschool class

Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


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ISD166 School Board Candidates Forum

On Thursday, Oct.7, the four candidates for ISD166 school board were in the WTIP studio to answer questions, state positions and discuss among themselves their role in the future of Cook County S

Election results

Primary vote sets stage for change in county government

Voters in Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 went to the polls Tuesday and set the stage for what could prove to be a closely watched general election.