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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 30

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Food support, property tax levies and more on mining have been important stories.

Crew makes temporary repairs to muncipal pool roof, Friday, October 29, 2010

Pool roof damaged in storm: temporary repairs underway

The roof of the Grand Marais municipal swimming pool was heavily damaged by high winds and rain during the big storm earlier this week and remains closed until further notice. Temporary repa

Cathy Quinn

Cathy Quinn

Cathy Quinn has been working and volunteering at WTIP since the station went on the air in 1998. She started off hosting the AM Community Calendar and has worn many hats at the station since then.


Deb Benedict

Deb Benedict

Deb Benedict has been WTIP’s executive director since 2001. Under her leadership, the station has grown to over 800 members and now numbers over 70 on-air volunteers and eight staff.


Jay Andersen

Jay Andersen

Jay was born in a log cabin near Springfield Mo. In 18--- wrong bio.


Energy assistance and improvements money available

Two programs designed to help people pay or save on winter energy costs have had funding extended this week.

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff Mark Falk: drug arrests, deer-car collisions, and Halloween safety

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk visits the WTIP studios once a month to discuss law enforcement efforts.  He spoke with reporter Carah Thomas during the A.M.

Image courtesy Cook County

County mapping to be available on the web

Cook County residents will soon be able to search for, download and print maps and data normally found in a plat book. The interactive database will reside at the county’s website.

Rough seas in Grand Marais harbor, October 27, 2010 - photo by Carah Thomas

Storm of historic proportions sweeps North Shore

As day broke this Wednesday morning, it became apparent that the historic, hurricane-like storm blowing along the North Shore of Lake Superior has caused significant damage.


County Board hears Highway Department five-year plan

Almost $24.5 million dollars is scheduled for highway building and reconstruction in Cook County over the next five years.

Boat on the beach near Angry Trout Cafe, Grand Marais harbor, October 27, 2010

Fall storm sweeps North Shore with high winds, low pressures

The fall storm that’s currently beating up on Cook County and the Arrowhead Region has set Minnesota’s all-time record for the lowest pressure reading.

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