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Commissioner Sue Hakes

County community center design choice may exclude city from planning process

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to select an architect for the new community center project.


Tofte Town Hall

Tofte shelves senior assisted living plans

There was some disappointing news for Tofte Township this month and as a result, plans to build a senior assisted living facility there have been put on hold. 


PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

State agency challenged in court over $4 million PolyMet loan

PolyMet Mining Corp. has encountered another stumbling block in its controversial bid to develop what would be Minnesota’s first large scale copper-nickel sulfide mine.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 22

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


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Expedition Manager Tom Surprenant talks about Lonnie Dupre on Denali

Grand Marais arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is poised to take the summit of Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali. His support manager is Hovland resident Tom Surprenant.


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Enrollment and vocational programs were topics at school board meetings

The ISD166 school board looked at ways to improve vocational programs at Cook County Schools. The Great Expectations board grappled with the good problem of class enrollment waiting lists.


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Community Center project managers propose oversight on all 1% projects

Tom Wacholz, who heads ORB Management, is the county’s choice to be the construction management team for the community center project.


Mush For A Cure

"Mush For A Cure" may face a bumpy legal trail in the future

This winter the Gunflint Trail will again host “Mush For A Cure,” a 24-mile dogsled event to raise money to fight breast cancer.


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Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 15

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