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Sheriff Mark Falk

Falk will not seek another term as sheriff

Late this week Mark Falk announced he will not be seeking re-election as Cook County Sheriff in 2014 and will be retiring from law enforcement at the end of his term, in January of 2015.   <


AEOA

Homeless Assistance and Prevention programs available

Help is available in Cook County for people facing homelessness.  WTIP’s Mary Manning spoke with Michelle Lampton of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency on North Shore Morning.


John Morrin

Grand Portage Vice Chairman discusses new White Earth constitution

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.


Part of LTV's taconite processing plant, which Polymet plans to use for processing copper and other minerals (Joel Dinda/Flickr)

Polymet publishes SDEIS, public comment period opens

On Friday, December 6, Polymet released their Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for public comment.


Bundle up

Winter starts to dig in for December

Sub-zero cold and a bit more snow will dominate the first part of this week, then a slight warm-up and  warmer still this weekend.


In the kitchen listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for December 7

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital and Blue Cross have a deal

The hospital has worked out an agreement with Blue Cross to continue their payments schedule, and the hospital board is revisiting its final levy proposal.


The view from Studio B, Tuesday, December 3

Cancellations/ Closings for December 5

All Cook County schools, including Birch Grove, ISD 166, Great Expectations and Oshki Ogimaag are closed Thursday.


Ice by Stephan Hoglund

DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, espec


Cook County Courthouse (Jimmy Emerson/Flickr)

Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers explains your proposed property tax statement

Puzzled about your proposed 2014 property tax statement? Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers spoke with WTIP’s Ann Possis earlier this week to explain more about them.