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Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Hospital

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to use health information exchange

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is participating in HIE-Bridge, a new Health Information Exchange project that uses a secure web-based service to allow health care providers to locate patients’ medi


Essay contest winner Will Brandenburg

Cook County Junior wins essay contest

The winners of the 12th annual PBS-8 High School Essay Contest have been announced and Cook County High School Junior Will Brandenburg took first place.


Asian carp

Asian carp control efforts continue

Efforts to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes continue, despite the U.S.


Close up of a snow flea

Snow fleas have an important ecological function

Now that we have some fresh snow, you might be seeing little spots of stuff that looks like pepper. If the spots jump around they’re more than likely snow fleas.


Sue Futterer, Public Health and Human Services director

County board to review Alternate Work Site plan

Cook County Commissioners will consider a plan that would define the on-site and off-site responsibilities of the Public Health and Human Services Director.


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Weekend News Wrap Feb. 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

Tofte Fire Department gets a large grant

Local firefighters get federal grant

Members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation have announced that 21 communities across the state will receive $1,444,938 as part of The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.&nbsp


County lodging taxes down over 8 percent in 2009

County lodging taxes down over 8 percent in 2009

Last year was not a good one for Cook County tourism. According to the Auditor-Treasurer’s year-end lodging tax report, 2009 was down 8.3 percent from 2008.


Girls Alpine team goes to State

Girls Alpine team goes to State

The Cook County/Silver Bay Girls Alpine ski team won the Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge on Tuesday Feb. 2.