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Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital and Blue Cross have a deal

The hospital has worked out an agreement with Blue Cross to continue their payments schedule, and the hospital board is revisiting its final levy proposal.


The view from Studio B, Tuesday, December 3

Cancellations/ Closings for December 5

All Cook County schools, including Birch Grove, ISD 166, Great Expectations and Oshki Ogimaag are closed Thursday.


Ice by Stephan Hoglund

DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, espec


Cook County Courthouse (Jimmy Emerson/Flickr)

Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers explains your proposed property tax statement

Puzzled about your proposed 2014 property tax statement? Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers spoke with WTIP’s Ann Possis earlier this week to explain more about them.


Sign at the outskirts of the White Earth Nation (J Stephen Conn/Flickr)

New constitution for White Earth has implications for MN Chippewa Tribe

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.


Wrist radio

Weekend News Roundup for November 30

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. Cook County IT director named to head new state broadband agency. Enbridge finds new pipeline partner.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Good news from the Y, new long-term housing, and more discussed at County Board meeting

Cook County’s Danna MacKenzie moves on to a new state position, good news from the YMCA, and new long-term residential housing were discussed at this week’s County Board meeting.


The MN DNR's Jeff Lightfoot joined us to talk about this year's deer hunt (Paco Lyptic/Flickr)

Deer harvest numbers down this year in northeastern Minnesota

The 2013 deer harvest in northeastern Minnesota declined from last year.


Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos explains the various of phone and internet scams that are common today (Hendrick Hansen/Flickr)

Phone & online scams - what's out there and how to avoid them

Phone and online scams have become more common in recent years.