County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers

County may lose all local government aid

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is proposing drastic cuts in the state’s budget, not the least of which is aid to local governments.


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Art News for the Feb. 20 weekend

Grand Marais photographer Mark Tessier is the featured artist at Sivertson Gallery's Fireside Chats at 6 p.m. Saturday night.


 

Sivertones -- Take 3 on The Roadhouse

Check out our video of the Sivertones live in the WTIP studio!


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


Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap Feb. 20

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


 

The Sivertones visit the Roadhouse

Check out our videos of the Sivertones live at the WTIP studio!


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Dave Steckelberg talks about the GardenShare program on Northern Gardening

Dave Steckelberg, above, has been participating in the GardenShare program for four seasons. He is pictured in the red cabbage patch in his garden. He was interviewed on the Northern Gardening show recently and  talks about his experience with the GardenShare, a program of the Northwoods Food Project.

Learn more about the GardenShare program.

Find out about available garden spaces.

Can you help? Find out where folks have requested garden space.


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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Magnetic North Feb. 18: Tween time up north

Welcome back to Magnetic North. It’s the “tween” season, a funky time in the north country. A time to test one’s mettle.


Shae Kosmalski

County Highway Engineer resigns

Cook County Highway Engineer Sharon “Shae” Kosmalski has resigned her position effective no later than Sept. 30 of this year. The resignation became effective Feb.


The Old Ones........The Pines

Stephan Hoglund

Stephan Hoglund is a photographer and jewelry maker based in Grand Marais, MN. He submits photos to WTIP of the North Shore, its people, and happenings on a regular basis.


Forest Blue...George Washington Pines

Wildersmith Feb. 17

The upper Trail got a refresher snow on Valentine’s Day, and it couldn’t have come at a more romantic time.  The north woods ambiance was at its best with both love in the air and


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West End News Feb. 17

The West End community has lost another of our shining lights. Virginia Tofte died on Feb. 8, just two days short of her 93rd birthday.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill to face kidney transplant surgery

Rep. David Dill, the District 6A DFLer who represents Cook County, among others, is getting ready for a kidney transplant.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Governor proposes large cuts in local government aid

Gov. Tim Pawlenty released plans Monday to close a $1.2 billion state budget deficit, relying on hoped-for federal funding and further cuts to healthcare and welfare programs.


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