CCLEP hopes to launch a local ride share website

Local group gets grant to promote ride sharing

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), a citizens group whose stated mission is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy on a local level, has a new project.  The organization wants to promote ride and delivery sharing in Cook County. 

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County Board moves forward with new community center planning process

The Cook County Community Center Board of Trustees sought direction from the county commissioners on Tuesday when Diane Booth, the center’s director, and two community center board members pleaded with commissioners for direction on how to proceed with plans for a new and improved community center.

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Local school class gives gift to WTIP

It’s the time of year for giving, and the Bear Cub class at Great Expectations school in Grand Marais is doing just that. One sunny morning this week, the cubs hand painted ornaments to give to WTIP for the station’s very first Christmas tree.  Everyone knows the best thing about ornaments is hanging them on the tree, so teacher Sue Butter brought the Bear Cub class to WTIP to do just that.  The children hung their ornaments on the tree and serenaded WTIP staff with a special Christmas song. Thanks Bear Cubs! 


County Board struggles to find solution for Onion River Road winter maintenance

On Nov. 17 Cook County Commissioners agreed with members of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association – the county, not LTTA, should plow and maintain the Onion River Road.


Saving the Best for Last: Creating Your LIfe After 50

The authors of a new book for women at midlife, Joyce Kramer, Renee Fisher, and Jean Peelen, talked with Ann Dec. 11 about "Saving the Best for Last: Creating Your Life After 50." Learn more about the authors' work. Listen to the interview.


Bluegrass Review

Tune in for Bluegrass Review on Thursday evenings from 10 to midnight with Phil Nusbaum. The show explores bluegrass music of today and yesteryear in all its glory.

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New Border Patrol Chief talks about enhanced community involvement

The Border Patrol has a new Chief Patrol Agent at the Grand Forks North Dakota sector headquarters. The sector covers over 800 miles of border with Canada, including all of Cook County. While the Border Patrol mission remains unchanged, officials are emphasizing an increase in community involvement. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview.


Local Calendar Show

Tune in to WTIP’s local Community Calendar programs each morning from 8-10 and every afternoon from 5-6 and get caught up with what’s happening in your backyard and beyond. With international and national news from the BBC and the Associated  Press and local news produced by the WTIP news department.


Swing Session

Tune in for Swing Session with Bill Burkhardt weekdays from noon to 1. Travel back in time for the best swing era music from the 30s and 40s.


EDA cost vs. benefit study gets underway

The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston has approved a request for assistance from the Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA). 


NorthShore ArtScene Dec. 12

Disney's "Cinderella" is onstage at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this weekend. There are more than 40 in the cast. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 children. Shows are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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