Commissioner Fritz Sobanja

County board keeps Sobanja as chair

In a special meeting Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners re-elected Commissioner Fritz Sobanja to serve as chair for the coming year.


DNR trout stocking policy to change

Trout stocking policy will be changed in Cook County

In an attempt to cut costs, the Minnesota Department of Natural resources will change its policy of stocking rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout in inland trout lakes across Northeastern Minnesota. According to Tim Goeman, DNR regional fisheries supervisor at Grand Rapids, the savings could total about $40,000 to $50,000 per year.


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Wildersmith On The Gunflint Jan. 6

As the northland is a week into another loop around old Sol,”a belated happy New Year wish comes to one and all from the Wildersmith two.


Fiber optic cable

County appoints broadband board

A four member Fiber Optic Network Commission was appointed from a list of applicants at the county board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Appointments include Howard Hedstrom, Paul Harvey, Scott Harrison and Terry Meath. Commissioner Bob Fenwick will be the board’s non-voting member.


 

Happiness: Learning to Accept What Is

Everything we need for happiness we already have.  Learning to accept what is and get out of our own way to happiness.


 

Happiness Formula

Psychologists have created a happiness formula that summarizes the current research.  We review the formula in Jonathan Haidt's Happiness Hypothesis.


 

Happiness: Inside Out

Happiness from the inside out. Lessons from the book, The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt.


 

Happiness: The Basics

Happiness is theme for the month - this episode reviews some of the basics


 

Gratitude: the community

Gratitude and its impact on a community? 


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Septic issue in limbo due to MPCA rule changes

For months Cook County has been reviewing its sewage treatment system ordinance. A study committee has submitted recommendations and one public hearing has been held. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wanted counties to have revised ordinances in place by early February.


Grand Marais Harbor 1/02/2010

Photos from the Edge

By Stephan Hoglund: This picture was taken in downtown Grand Marais of the harbor on Jan. 2. View more images of the area in Stephan Hoglund's gallery.


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Weekend News Wrap Jan. 2

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. to hear the Wrap live or visit our website and listen at your convenience or subscribe to a podcast.

 

Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Lake Superior edges closer to normal

The level of Lake Superior fell by 2 inches in December, less than the usual 3 inches, and now it sits just 3 inches below the long-term average for Jan. 1.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control Tuesday reported that the level of the lake is up 6 inches from this time last year. The big lake generally rises from April to September and then drops during winter months.


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