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County to move to new communication system

Sheriff Mark Falk Tuesday asked the commissioners for a resolution indicating the county’s intent to participate in a new communications system.


Tofte Town Hall

West End election results

Local governments on the West End of Cook County held their annual public meetings on Tuesday, March 9. 

Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Arrowhead Electric is back in the fiber optic mix

On Tuesday Arrowhead Electric Cooperative CEO Don Stead filled in the Cook County board on the intent of the electric coop’s re-entry into providing fiber optic services to the county.


Sheriff Mark Falk

County Sentence to Serve program threatened

Sentence to Serve (STS) is a program used state-wide to reduce jail time through community service work.


Tornado Cloud, Grand Marais Harbor by Travis Novitsky

Tourism groups join together to promote county

Six tourism groups have joined together to lead a county-wide effort to market Cook County. The new organization is called the Cook County Visitors Bureau and will become official on May 1.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to


 

Airport story correction

Last week WTIP reported that both Cook County and Silver Bay airports received funding from the Department of Transportation, as announced by the Minnesota Congressional delegation.


Aspen tress produce sunscreen

Aspen sunscreen and color changes in trees with Chel Anderson

As spring approaches we begin to notice subtle changing colors on the hillsides and along roadways. Trees and shrubs are responding to the longer days.