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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for September were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

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WTIP to air referendum discussion Nov. 4

Just two days after the General Election WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation will

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County Post Offices To Deliver Ballots To Courthouse

The Post Offices at Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Hovland and Grand Portage will be hand-carrying ballots to the Cook County Courthouse after the Post Offices close on Tuesday, November 2.


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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 30

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Food support, property tax levies and more on mining have been important stories.

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Energy assistance and improvements money available

Two programs designed to help people pay or save on winter energy costs have had funding extended this week.
 

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Sheriff Mark Falk: drug arrests, deer-car collisions, and Halloween safety

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk visits the WTIP studios once a month to discuss law enforcement efforts.  He spoke with reporter Carah Thomas during the A.M.


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County mapping to be available on the web

Cook County residents will soon be able to search for, download and print maps and data normally found in a plat book. The interactive database will reside at the county’s website.

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Storm of historic proportions sweeps North Shore

As day broke this Wednesday morning, it became apparent that the historic, hurricane-like storm blowing along the North Shore of Lake Superior has caused significant damage.
 

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County Board hears Highway Department five-year plan

Almost $24.5 million dollars is scheduled for highway building and reconstruction in Cook County over the next five years.

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Fall storm sweeps North Shore with high winds, low pressures

The fall storm that’s currently beating up on Cook County and the Arrowhead Region has set Minnesota’s all-time record for the lowest pressure reading.