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Commissioner Sue Hakes

County Board discusses "no net gain", community center and golf

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and the topics discussed included land swaps for no net gain,  the new community center and Superior National Golf Course.


Grey wolf

Budget deal defunds wolf depredation program

The federal program that controls wolf depredation in Minnesota is looking for money. The budget agreement in Washington last week effectively eliminated funding for the U.S.


ISD166 campus

ISD166 moves closer to restructuring administration/support staff

The ISD166 School Board is trying to reduce its administrative budget. They’re looking for savings in all positions from the Superintendent to office secretarial staff.


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Road south of Ely to see major work this summer

Travelers on Hwy 1 this summer will see some detours as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reconstructs a section 15 miles south of Ely.


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Meteorologist talks about severe weather and tornadoes in Cook County

Hail and high winds to the north of us, rolling thunder and ground fog in Grand Marais and a downpour in Hovland and Grand Portage -- all in one day.


Near Ely

BWCAW cell phone tower lawsuit heads to trial

An environmental group is going to court April 11 to try to block AT & T's plan to build a 450-foot cell phone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Community health care

First Thursday spotlights Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Are we a healthy county? What needs to be done to ensure we stay healthy and keep a community clinic close to home? Drs.


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Weekend News Roundup for April 9

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


Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich

Isle Royale wolf population dwindling

Moose and wolves have coexisted on Isle Royale for some six decades, but wolf numbers are down and researchers think there may only be one or two females left, putting the populations of both species


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VPC events highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence affects millions of men, women, and children in the United States and across the globe every year.  To help combat this ongoing and devastating problem, the month of April is desi