Local News

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Pool idea floated at county board meeting

A new swimming pool proposal was floated at the county board meeting this week. Commissioners also discussed a warming house for skaters and passed a social host ordinance.


Danna MacKenzie

Interview with County Information Systems Director Danna Mackenzie

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.


Familiar scene on Hwy 1

Public meeting for Hwy 1 construction project set for Nov. 15 in Ely

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Hwy 1 reconstruction project south of Ely between Forest Road 424/New Tomahawk Road and just north of Forest Road 553.


High speed internet

Governor names county info director to broadband task force

One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota’s infrastructure, Governor Mark Dayton has appointed 15 members to a Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.


Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Snow is on the way, but not quite here yet

We’re into the snow season, however not much of it is falling in the drought-stricken Arrowhead.


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Honors go to five Vikings volleyball players

Three members of the Cook County Vikings’ 2011 volleyball team have been selected for all-conference honors and spots in the All-Polar League Match next Tuesday, November 15, in Esko.


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Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 5

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


Deer hunters heading out

Hunters urged to use caution with campfires this weekend

At the start of the firearms deer season, fire conditions vary throughout Minnesota. 


Great season !

Vikings lose to Tigers in squeaker

At the end, it could not have been any closer in last night’s Section 7-A volleyball semi-finals playoff match.


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Park Board takes first look at Community Connection plans

The entry to the Grand Marais Rec Park is being redesigned as a “Community Connection” combining storm water treatment as well as an attractive entry trail to the park.