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Cook County Alpine Ski Team, photo by Stephan Hoglund

Viking girls one of only two non-metro Alpine teams

Molly Rider finished 23rd Wednesday, in the Minnesota State Girls High School Alpine Ski Meet at Giant’s Ridge near Biwabik.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County board to continue Alternative Work Site program

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an Alternative Work Site (AWS) plan for Public Health and Human Services Director Sue Futterer on Tuesday, Feb. 9.


The Great Lakes

Asian carp issue continues to spawn Great Lakes debate

Navigational locks and gates in Chicago-area waterways crucial for commercial shipping may be opened less frequently than usual in a stepped-up campaign to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the G


A moose on the road, photographed by Stephan Hoglund

Moose population continues decline in Northeast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says new data shows the moose population in the northeastern part of the state continues to decline.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Hospital

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to use health information exchange

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is participating in HIE-Bridge, a new Health Information Exchange project that uses a secure web-based service to allow health care providers to locate patients’ medi


Essay contest winner Will Brandenburg

Cook County Junior wins essay contest

The winners of the 12th annual PBS-8 High School Essay Contest have been announced and Cook County High School Junior Will Brandenburg took first place.


Asian carp

Asian carp control efforts continue

Efforts to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes continue, despite the U.S.


Close up of a snow flea

Snow fleas have an important ecological function

Now that we have some fresh snow, you might be seeing little spots of stuff that looks like pepper. If the spots jump around they’re more than likely snow fleas.


Sue Futterer, Public Health and Human Services director

County board to review Alternate Work Site plan

Cook County Commissioners will consider a plan that would define the on-site and off-site responsibilities of the Public Health and Human Services Director.