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Many seniors turn to public transit when they can no longer drive themselves around

Seniors: Getting around in Cook County

Today, 79 percent of seniors age 65 and older live in suburban or rural communities that are largely car-dependent. As seniors get older, they often turn to public transit to get around.


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Thursday is “Maroon Day” on the highways

The Minnesota State Patrol is increasing trooper presence on highways on June 30, which is historically the deadliest day on Minnesota roads.


Fireworks

Summer weather ahead for holiday weekend

Even if the state government shuts down Friday, the weather along the North Shore will keep Cook County “open for business.” The National Weather Service in Duluth says there may be a litt


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Meteorologist talks about flooding and sunshine (finally)

What do flood warnings mean to those of us who live along the North Shore?


Visitor Center at Grand Portage State Park

State shutdown will affect local DNR services

If state government shuts down the end of the week because the governor and legislators can’t agree on a budget, many Department of Natural Resources services important to Cook County will shut


Radio-collared bear with cub.  Photo:  Wildlife Research Institute

Jackpot set for not shooting radio-collared bears in Northeast

A pair of anonymous donors have put up a $5,000 jackpot to discourage hunters from taking a radio collared bear in four Northeastern permit areas.


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Weekend News Roundup for June 25

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Dr. Seth Moore - releasing a radio-tagged sturgeon in Pigeon Bay, Lake Superior

Dr. Seth Moore - Asthma/COPD Relief Project, Lake Sturgeon, and Summer Mentorships

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Quetico Wilderness

Fire in Ontario causes smoke and haze in Cook County

Haze and wood smoke are noticeable in many parts of Cook County today due to a forest fire in Canada.