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County will pursue sales tax on incoming shipments

The Minnesota Department of Revenue administers and collects sales taxes, but Cook County has a special interest in the process.


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New information casts doubt on Qwest’s outage explanation

A report in the Duluth News Tribune casts doubt on the reason given by Qwest for the widespread communications outage along the North Shore.

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Peter Ostroushko & more this weekend

Peter Ostroushko will be at the ACA at 7:30 Saturday night, and there's lots of other live music on tap this weekend as well.


Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap Jan. 30

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 political caucuses to be held Feb. 2

Feb. 2 is the day for political caucuses. Democrats will caucus at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts and Republicans will caucus at the Community Center. Both events will begin at 7 p.m.


EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA in financial turmoil

The Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority, or EDA, is in crisis.  There’s no money to pay its bills. 


Local offices up for election in November

Local offices up for election in November

In addition to national and state offices, there are several county and school board positions up for election this year.


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The Wishing Fish

I always wanted to tell "The Fisherman & his Wife," but I didn't like the henpecked husband or nagging wife characters.


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Ada & The Three Spinners

Though this starts out a lot like "Rumplestiltskin," this spinning story heads in a very different direction. My adaptation of a classic, but lesser-known Brothers Grimm.


Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Commissioner reflects on the county-wide communication failure

Referring to it as a real wake-up call, Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick talked to WTIP about the effects of losing landline telephone, internet and cell phone communication for over 11 hours o


Fresh snow on the North Shore

West End News Jan. 27

Events are ramping up at Birch Grove Center. This Saturday, Jan. 30, the Birch Grove PTO is sponsoring a Winter Extravaganza from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.


A fresh blanket of snow covers the region

Wildersmith Jan. 27

We reentered winter, as a storm came grinding in from the southwest. With January almost gone, the upper Trail region finally got an addition to its oft smudged old white blanket. 


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


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