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Food support program grows in county

As the nation slowly moves out of recession, more people are using food support programs in Cook County.


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Land exchange necessary for proposed PolyMet mine

A proposed land exchange between the U.S.

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County taxpayers may be confused by special levies in 2011

An operating levy from ISD166 will be a referendum question on the November 2 ballot.

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Wildlife buttons up for winter

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Grand Marais Mayoral Candidates: Mark Sandbo

Two candidates are running for Grand Marais Mayor. Former mayor Mark Sandbo is running again. WTIPs Jay Andersen interviewed Sandbo as a part of the city candidate series.

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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 23

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

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Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


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County soil survey complete for 2010

The county’s Soil and Water District has been working with contractors to map Cook County soils. So far about 20% of private land has been surveyed.