Local News

ISD166 campus

Local school not alone seeking operating levy

On November 2, Cook County Schools ISD166 will ask residents to support an operating levy that will bring the district an average of $377,000 in each of the next five years.

Dr. Katja Rowell

How to feed your kids is the key to improving what they eat

According to a doctor who specializes in healthy eating and how to help young people with their eating habits,  it doesn’t have to be so hard to get picky kids eating right.


Fall is time for the annual moose rut

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

Firefighters at work

Hovland Fire Department awarded FEMA grant

The Hovland Volunteer Fire Department learned last week that it will receive a $28,000 FEMA grant to help with recruitment, training, and support.

Old Zenith

Weekend News Wrap for Oct. 2

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

Fishing inland waters

Bill to ease fishing guide licensing pending presidential signature

A bill waiting to be signed into law by President Obama contains a provision that will cut red tape for Minnesota fishing guides.  According to Rep.

Vote Nov. 2

WTIP to broadcast live call-in Candidate Forums

The November 2 General Election is just around the corner, and since “all politics is local,” now is the time to become involved and informed on our local issues and candidates.

Fathead minnow

Local Fish Report for Oct. 1

10/1/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

Cross country skiers/photo: Lorie List

Onion River Road will again be accessible to skiers

The Cook County Highway Department will cooperate with Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association again this year. The object is to help keep the Onion River Road open for cross-country skiers.

Cook County Commissioners

Commissioners discuss progress on potential 1% sales tax projects

Two projects that could be eligible for 1% sales tax money were updated at the Sept. 28 county board meeting.