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Part of LTV's taconite processing plant, which Polymet plans to use for processing copper and other minerals (Joel Dinda/Flickr)

Polymet publishes SDEIS, public comment period opens

On Friday, December 6, Polymet released their Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for public comment.


Bundle up

Winter starts to dig in for December

Sub-zero cold and a bit more snow will dominate the first part of this week, then a slight warm-up and  warmer still this weekend.


In the kitchen listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for December 7

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


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.