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Housing construction progress at Grand Portage

Portage Monument building energy efficient housing

The Grand Portage National Monument is in the process of constructing housing for its seasonal employees and they’re going for green in a big way.

Ashley Deschampe - photo by Laurie Johnson, Cook County News Herald

Ashley Deschampe breaks 1,000 -- talks girl’s hoops

Cook County Vikings Girl’s Basketball wiz Ashley Deschampe recently made her 1,000th basket. It happened against the Ely Timberwolves, Jan. 22.

Commissioner Sue Hakes

County community center design choice may exclude city from planning process

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to select an architect for the new community center project.

Lonnie Dupre

Brutal weather hampers Dupre's efforts on Denali

Brutal weather conditions are hampering the efforts of a Minnesota man to become the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska’s Mount McKinley, also called Denali, in January.

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Tofte shelves senior assisted living plans

There was some disappointing news for Tofte Township this month and as a result, plans to build a senior assisted living facility there have been put on hold. 

PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

State agency challenged in court over $4 million PolyMet loan

PolyMet Mining Corp. has encountered another stumbling block in its controversial bid to develop what would be Minnesota’s first large scale copper-nickel sulfide mine.

Michael Monroe live on WDSE's show "The PlayList"

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber January 22nd

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 22

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

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Expedition Manager Tom Surprenant talks about Lonnie Dupre on Denali

Grand Marais arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is poised to take the summit of Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali. His support manager is Hovland resident Tom Surprenant.


Enrollment and vocational programs were topics at school board meetings

The ISD166 school board looked at ways to improve vocational programs at Cook County Schools. The Great Expectations board grappled with the good problem of class enrollment waiting lists.

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