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Fiber optic cable

Fiber optic commissionto request one percent funding

High speed internet connection just got cheaper if the Cook County Fiber Optic Network Commission has its way.


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Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 18

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


Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers

County still vulnerable to state revenue cuts

At the Tuesday County Board meeting, Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers told commissioners he had spoken with legislative analysts at the Association of Minnesota Counties.


Commissioner Jim Johnson

County holds Truth in Taxation meeting

County commissioners held Truth in Taxation public meeting on Tuesday. Because of all the increases from other taxing units, the county is considering no increases to their own levy for 2011.

Lonnie on Denali

Dupre to scale Mt. McKinley in January

Lonnie Dupre is once again heading toward arctic snow and cold. This time it’s Alaska where he’ll solo climb Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali.

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ISD 166 board meets in long work session

On Dec. 10 the ISD166 school board met in a four-hour work session to discuss a number of items in preparation for the new year. The budget was one of the chief topics on the agenda.

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Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 11

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

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City raises 2011 levy by three percent

The Grand Marais city council met to finalize a budget and levy for 2011. Funding uncertainty at the state level forced a levy increase. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this story.


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Pool repair progress slowed by weather

When October winds took the roof off the municipal pool, the city and park board moved to get the popular facility back up and running as soon as possible. WTIPs Jay Andersen has this update

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Grand Portage special primary results posted

Enrolled members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa went to the polls Tuesday to vote in a special primary election.