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House committee introduces broadband bill

Last week the House Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill that sets goals from the final report of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.  Th


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

EDA struggles with finances; board considers director layoff

At the monthly meeting of the Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, on Tuesday, Feb.


Anders Zimmer

Anders Zimmer to compete for Junior Olympic spot

Anders Zimmer, 14, of Grand Marais, has been selected to once again compete in Marquette, MI this week for a spot on the U.S. Junior Olympic National team.


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Booster Club names Bob Carter Fan of the Year

Each year the Cook County Athletic Booster Club picks two community members for the Fan of the Year honor.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap Feb. 13

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.


A Barred Owl

Hooo’s hooting? It’s owl courtship season

If you’re out in the woods these days you may be hearing the sounds of courtship. At least two species of owl are getting romantic for the Valentine season.


Cook County Alpine Ski Team, photo by Stephan Hoglund

Viking girls one of only two non-metro Alpine teams

Molly Rider finished 23rd Wednesday, in the Minnesota State Girls High School Alpine Ski Meet at Giant’s Ridge near Biwabik.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County board to continue Alternative Work Site program

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an Alternative Work Site (AWS) plan for Public Health and Human Services Director Sue Futterer on Tuesday, Feb. 9.


The Great Lakes

Asian carp issue continues to spawn Great Lakes debate

Navigational locks and gates in Chicago-area waterways crucial for commercial shipping may be opened less frequently than usual in a stepped-up campaign to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the G


A moose on the road, photographed by Stephan Hoglund

Moose population continues decline in Northeast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says new data shows the moose population in the northeastern part of the state continues to decline.