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Weekend News Wrap June 5

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Resort room

Lodging tax revenues down slightly

Lodging tax revenues for the month of April are down from March county-wide -- a drop tourism experiences this time each year, -- according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treas

Voting booths

Filing closes for candidates facing primary election

Tuesday was the last day to file for county offices. The 2010 Primary Election will be held Tuesday, August 10.

Walleye painting - USFWS

DNR conducting area fisheries surveys

Fisheries staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grand Marais area office will be conducting surveys and assessments on several area lakes and

Board member Leonard Sobanja leads a 4-day discussion group

WTIPs First Thursday to explore a 4-day school week

WTIPs First Thursday Community Conversation will continue the discussion on “Cook County Schools and the 4-Day Week” 6pm June 3.

Veteran Bob Zimmerman, 92, assists in raising the American flag

Memorial Day service honors and remembers Veterans

Memorial Day services on the Courthouse lawn in Grand Marais drew a large crowd, estimated at over one hundred people.  WTIP's Carah Thomas has this story:


Judge Sandvik

Judge Sandvik to retire

Sixth Judicial District Judge Kenneth Sandvik will not run for a sixth term.

Herbert Hoover listening to radio

WEEKEND NEWS WRAP FOR MAY 29

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Nick Wharton

On the farm in Cook County

Agriculture is hardly the first thing folks think of when they picture Cook County. In fact, many people think the cold climate and difficult soil make it almost impossible to grow food here, but all that doesn’t stop Nick Wharton and his family from trying. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson has this report from our ongoing series on homesteading in Cook County.