Fiber optic cable

Fiber optic status to be discussed by county board

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners will hear the story behind the federal rejection of an application to partially fund fiber optic service in the county.


Tofte Town Hall

West End annual meetings March 9

Local governments on the West End of Cook County will hold their annual public meetings this Tuesday, March 9.

Field Notes image by Betsy Bowen

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Art News for March 6 weekend

The North Shore Photographers show opened at the Johnson Heritage Post on Friday night.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap March 6

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.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.


The Gunflint Trail, photo by Stephan Hoglund

Of Woods and Words: Driving On Ice

While my grandfather made his living plowing the roads of Cook County, I am the second generation of reluctant drivers in my family.


Vicki's cashmere cuties, Daisy and Dolly

Magnetic North: Ruminating on ruminates

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where winter’s grip is loosening, day by day, drip by drip, and we who count the hours of daylight wax poetic…over just about anything.


Grand Marais campground

City Park Board works on improvements timeline

Members of the Grand Marais Park Board met this week to begin strategic planning for 2010. The planning process will look at several capital improvements as well as funding strategies.


Beached Ice, Grand Portage Bay by Travis Novitsky

Points North: Is a Road-Killed Skunk a Sign of Spring?

I shoulda’ known better. In the time it took me to clear a couple of inches of fresh snow from the doorstep, the yellow Lab went AWOL. Tracks told the story.


Chippewa on the dock at Grand Marais Harbor

Walking the Old Road: Balancing Two Worlds

The Ojibwe people living in the Grand Marais area practiced a unique balance of cultures, that of mainstream society and traditional Ojibwe society.


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