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Weekend News Wrap Jan. 23

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.


Commissioner Jan Hall

County debate heats up over telecommuting issue

The state of Minnesota is moving toward what’s being called a “redesign” in government.


Planning Director Tim Nelson

County to stall septic ordinance progress for now

Cook County Commissioners are not going forward with revisions to the septic system ordinance until they know where the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stands.


Minnesota US Senator Al Franken

Sen. Franken on Afghanistan, healthcare, Haiti and election results in Massachusetts

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken recently returned from Afghanistan and shares his experience with WTIP in an interview with Jay Andersen on DayBreak. Sen.


Anatomy of a Holiday Ice Candle

January thaw has ups and downs for area wildlife

Song birds are out foraging for fallen tree seeds dotting the snow. But not all critters benefit from the thaw.


Former Cook County Sheriff John Lyght

Longtime former county sheriff passes away

Former Cook County Sheriff John Lyght passed away on Friday, Jan. 15 at Cook County North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais.  He was 82.


Asian Carp

High court rejects request to keep out carp

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.


Cedar Grove Business Park entrance photographed by Carah Thomas

IRR allows city to use former Sawtooth Cottages grant for Business Park

The city of Grand Marais got some good news recently.


Patty Nordahl with kids at the Cooperation Station in Grand Marais, photographed by Carah Thomas.

Living on the Edge: Part 9 and 10

The landscape of healthcare has certainly changed in the last ten years. Across the country, people and businesses have sustained dramatic increases in costs.


Wolf

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigates wolf killings

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, is investigating 16 incidents of wolves being killed illegally in November and December in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.