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Aspen sunscreen and color changes in trees with Chel Anderson

As spring approaches we begin to notice subtle changing colors on the hillsides and along roadways. Trees and shrubs are responding to the longer days.


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Census starts in Cook County

The U.S. Census is in full swing in Cook County. It happens every 10 years and this time around, the goal is to count every one of 308 million Americans.


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Fiber optic status to be discussed by county board

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners will hear the story behind the federal rejection of an application to partially fund fiber optic service in the county.


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West End annual meetings March 9

Local governments on the West End of Cook County will hold their annual public meetings this Tuesday, March 9.

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Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap March 6

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.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.


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City Park Board works on improvements timeline

Members of the Grand Marais Park Board met this week to begin strategic planning for 2010. The planning process will look at several capital improvements as well as funding strategies.


Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues for the month of January have increased over December 2009 numbers for all reporting tourism associations.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.