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Commissioners Bruce Martinson (L) and Jim Johnson

County board moves to enhance public input at meetings

County commissioners revisited the issue of increased public input they began discussing on Jan. 4.


M/V Wenonah approaches the historic Sivertson fishhouse dock at Isle Royale.

Isle Royale's history and future: what will become of the Isle Royale families?

The National Park Service (NPS) is currently developing a plan for Isle Royale National Park (IRNP) that will decide the fate of several North Shore families with historic ties to the island.&nbs


Pool manager Charles Christiansen at the newly re-opened Grand Marais Municipal Swimming Pool, Wednesday, January 5.

Pool building open - "Big Splash" grand re-opening party Jan. 19

In late October of last year, the Grand Marais Municipal Pool sustained heavy damage to its roof during a violent storm.  Just over two months later, the facility is back up and running, although


L to R: Tim Scannel, Mark Falk, Braidy Powers, Dusty Nelms, Jan Hall, Sue Hakes, Bruce Martinson.

County Board considers new rules on public input

The Cook County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday morning, January 4th.  The first order of business was to swear in new commissioner Sue Hakes, along with


Old Radio

Weekend News Wrap for Dec. 25

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Grand Marais Mayor reflects and looks ahead to county job

Mayor Sue Hakes is preparing to make the transition to county commissioner. She looks back and forward in this story from WTIPs Jay Andersen.


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Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign tops last year's record

This year was the best year yet for Red Kettle donations to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


Sheriff Mark Falk

Quiet holiday season so far, according to Sheriff

The holiday season has been quiet so far and that’s something that pleases the sheriff’s department. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Latest census data paints a picture of Cook County

Deconstructing the latest census every 10 years is always interesting. Especially if a state is worried about re-apportionment of congressional power and census-driven grants and other funding.