Snow in August?

West End News April 22

In the last column I mentioned that someone had said that August was the only month in which it had not snowed in Cook County. I expressed grave doubt that this could be correct.


Census Bureau seal

Cook County lags in census return

The Midwest leads the country in census forms returned by mail. Wisconsin is number one in the nation at 80% and Minnesota is close behind with 78%. The national rate is 71%.

Household hazardous waste

County sets Hazardous Waste dates and will begin Engineer interviews

Two sets of hazardous waste disposal dates have been set.

Part of the antenna is hoisted back up to the tower using an electric winch/photo by BJ Johnson

WTIP rebuilds main antenna

WTIP successfully rebuilt its main antenna earlier this week at the station’s tower above Grand Marais.


News Director Barbara Jean Johnson

WTIP News Department wins awards

When WTIP writes a news story it aims to highlight the human side of the issue in order to illustrate the impact and relevance to the area.  Recently, WTIP’s News Director, Barbara Jean Johnson, received an award for two stories that exemplify that effort. 

Two of WTIP’s pieces received 2009 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards: "Battling Extinction with Furry Critters and Chanel No. 5” earned first place in the Series/Special category, and "The Blowdown: A 10 Year Remembrance” received honorable mention in the Documentary/Investigative. 


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Cook County ISD 166

Four-day school week being considered

Funding cuts and declining enrollment have put many of Minnesota’s schools in serious financial difficulty.  More and more school districts are asking local

Tornado

Severe weather drill on Thursday

Any time of the year severe weather can strike – wind, snow, rain – Cook County is not immune to bad weather.

Wood frag

Time for spring singing in the marshes and blooming in the woods

This is the time of year to hear frogs in the lowlands and start to see wildflowers in the forest.

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors.
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A Flying School Bus

High fire danger brings additional staff and equipment to area

Staff and equipment is moving in across northern Minnesota to help as the wildfire danger continues to remain very high.

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