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Howard Hedstrom, EDA member

Seven appointed to local boards and commissions

Cook County commissioners met in special session Tuesday to among other things appoint citizen members to county commission and board positions.


Commissioner Jan Hall

Current County Board chair and vice-chair re-elected

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met in special session Tuesday morning to among other things select a chair and vice-chair for 2014.


Sheriff Mark Falk

Domestics and snowmobiles end the law enforcement year

Basically the holidays were placid as far as Cook County law enforcement was concerned. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff mark Falk.


Gunflint Ranger Nancy Larson

North Shore Restoration open house is Friday

The North Shore Restoration Project will stretch along the shore from Two Harbors to the border.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Gunflint District Ranger Nancy Larson about an informational Restor


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk looks to the 2014 legislative session

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk looks ahead to the 2014 legislative session. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Bakk about three issues that will undoubtedly be dealt with during the session.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Weather relief around the corner

Cold weather for another day or two, then a warm-up to welcome above zero temps WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about warmth at the end of the tunnel.


Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


Early radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 4

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. The US Forest Service and other partners will begin a North Shore restoration.


The view from Studio B, Friday, January 3

Minnesota Schools canceled state wide on Monday

With high temperatures across Minnesota expected to be in the double digits below zero on Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton took the unusual step of cancelling schools statewide.


Jay Kieft

Jay Kieft takes over as County Administrator

Cook County has a new Administrator, on the job for just three weeks. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Jay Kieft (KEY-ft) about his new job