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Rep. Dill to have kidney transplant surgery

State Rep. David Dill who has been coping with kidney disease since 1966 will be entering Hennepin County Medical Center tomorrow, Oct. 12, for a kidney transplant.

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Weekend News Wrap-up for Oct. 9

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Verizon Wireless under investigation for overcharges

Verizon Wireless, the largest cell phone carrier in the U.S., could pay out up to $90 million dollars in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or

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Local fishing report for Oct. 8

10/8/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

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Walking the Old Road: Chippewa City Cemetery

The Chippewa City Cemetery lies one-half mile east of St. Francis XavierCatholic Church.  The cemetery is divided into two sections, the "Old Cemetery" and the "New Cemetery". Though many of the oldest graves areunmarked, the site ties the families of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa people to their recent and ancestral past.

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Lodging tax revenues project an upbeat picture

Lodging tax revenues for the month of August were up from July county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

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October is Children's Health Month

Children’s health has been on the national agenda since 1928, when Congress designated the first Monday in October as national Child Health Day.  In 1992 the American Academy of Pediat

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Local school not alone seeking operating levy

On November 2, Cook County Schools ISD166 will ask residents to support an operating levy that will bring the district an average of $377,000 in each of the next five years.

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Public schools across state facing financial difficulties

Public education in Minnesota is in crisis.  State education funding has dropped nearly 14% since 2003, while costs have continued to rise.  Many districts, including Cook County, have

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