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Braidy Powers

Census figures questioned by county Auditor

Official census figures are in for Minnesota. That means redistricting can start both state-wide and in Cook County. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Rural Youth

MinnPost reporter meets with local youth

Today, youth in rural communities face many serious challenges, including a lack of opportunities, access to health care, low-wage jobs, access to quality education and access to transportation. 


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack to open Duluth office in April

U.S. Congressman Chip Cravaack has announced plans to open a constituent services office in Duluth. The office will be located in Room 235 of the Gerald W.


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After School Lounge Kids Food Drive March 14-25

Looking for a way to help your neighbors and maybe do a little spring cleaning in the process?  Cook County’s very own After School Lounge kids are putting on a Youth Food Drive through MN


Great Expectations School

GES Director explains class sizes and individualized instruction

Peter James is Director of Great Expectations School in Grand Marais.


County Board Chair Jim Johnson

County to participate in nation-wide drug discount program

Cook County has teamed up with the national Association of Counties to offer a discount prescription drug plan. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


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State and county Spring road information is released

Seasonal road restrictions in Cook County will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, March 18, and will remain in effect for a minimum of eight weeks.  Afterwards road restrictions will be lifted


Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff weighs in on wolves and ski passes

Sheriff Mark Falk recently talked about wolf-dog encounters and the fact that an increasing number of people are cheating on their downhill ski passes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.


Great Lakes basin

Report calls for renewed efforts to protect Great Lakes water quality

The Great Lakes hold one-fifth of the world's supply of fresh surface water.  But the lakes are under threat from pollution and invasive species, according to a report released last week by the I