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Weekend News Wrap Jan. 16

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Jean “Rudy” Perrault

UMD professor from Haiti speaks about aftermath of earthquake

Jean “Rudy” Perrault is a professor of music at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is also a native of Haiti and still has family there.


 

Cook County grad found in Colorado ski country

The body of a 19-year-old Cook County graduate who recently left the North Shore and moved in with his older brother in Colorado ski country has been found.


Jasper (Jaz) McGrath

Cook County grad missing in Colorado ski country

A 19-year-old Cook County graduate who recently left the North Shore and moved in with his older brother in Colorado ski country is missing.


EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA struggles to pay bills

The Cook County Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, continues to face cash flow problems.  Payment of most bills is on hold right now, and no substantial income to pay operating exp


Citizen Band radio

Trail resident uses CB radio to connect folks in remote areas

Tom Bettenhausen lives half way up the Gunflint Trail and he’s been hooked on Citizens Band Radio since his teens. Now he’s using his hobby to help out in emergencies.


PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

County board hears PolyMet pitch

The United States currently imports upwards of 80 percent of its palladium/platinum, over 80 percent of its cobalt, 60 percent of its nickel and 40 percent of its copper.


Smoke from burn barrels is unhealthy

Burning trash poses health risks

Burning trash at home is a serious threat to public health and the environment. It has been illegal in Minnesota since 1969, but is still a common practice in rural areas. 


Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as a way to create more jobs.

Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as way to create jobs

U.S. Senator Klobuchar will travel throughout Minnesota the week of January 11 to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses.


Guests pack the WTIP studio for a discussion of the community's future

First Thursday program looks forward

A new year and new decade is upon us. As Cook County businesses and institutions emerge from 2009, they face both major challenges and opportunities.