Local News

L to R: Tim Scannel, Mark Falk, Braidy Powers, Dusty Nelms, Jan Hall, Sue Hakes, Bruce Martinson.

County Board considers new rules on public input

The Cook County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday morning, January 4th.  The first order of business was to swear in new commissioner Sue Hakes, along with


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Weekend News Wrap for Dec. 25

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


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Grand Marais Mayor reflects and looks ahead to county job

Mayor Sue Hakes is preparing to make the transition to county commissioner. She looks back and forward in this story from WTIPs Jay Andersen.


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Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign tops last year's record

This year was the best year yet for Red Kettle donations to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Quiet holiday season so far, according to Sheriff

The holiday season has been quiet so far and that’s something that pleases the sheriff’s department. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Latest census data paints a picture of Cook County

Deconstructing the latest census every 10 years is always interesting. Especially if a state is worried about re-apportionment of congressional power and census-driven grants and other funding.


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Weekend News Wrap for Dec. 25

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


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Friday Fish Report for Dec . 24

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says it’s time to get back to serious fishing.


Howard Hedstrom, of Hedstrom Lumber Company in Grand Marais, offers input during the biomass public meeting, December 9.

Is biomass energy in Cook County's future?

Around 20 people came to the County Courthouse in Grand Marais on a stormy, snowy evening earlier this month to talk about biomass energy.  The December 9 meeting was organized by the Cook County


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Courthouse says goodbye to Fenwick

After 12 years as a county commissioner, Bob Fenwick was feted by courthouse employees and fellow boardmembers during Tuesday's meeting. Dec. 21 was Fenwick's last board meeting.